Regarding the Perceived Starbucks War On Christmas.
Some of my fellow Christians are upset about the 2015 Starbucks “Christmas” cup - a plain red cup with just their logo. Apparently they feel this choice is an attack on Christianity.
I am mystified by the idea that this choice (1) is seen as an attack on Christianity and (2) that Christians could possible be afraid of this perceived attack, this perceived shadow of death.
Come on folks, you’re embarrassing the rest of us. Scripture repeatedly tells us: “Be not afraid, I am the Lord.”
As a refresher, let's run through the 23rd Psalm again:
23 The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want.
2 He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters.
3 He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name's sake.
4 Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.
5 Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over.
6 Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the Lord for ever.
King James Version (KJV)
Seasons greetings to all.