While there is no scriptural mandate for its observance, it differs from Christmas and Easter in that there are some Old Testament parallels. “What?” I hear you exclaim, “Then Adventist should be all over that, right? I mean, they totally love Old Testament stuff!” You are correct, insightful reader, the Adventist Church does in fact hold the Old Testament near and dear to its heart. Which, ultimately, is Lent’s own downfall.
You can imagine my shock when, after experiencing gift opening in this way for all my life, suddenly finding myself in situations where people all just grab gifts and begin tearing into them all at the same time, like a gift wrap tearing version of a 21 gun salute.
When we aired our very first show, that happened to be the day our building hosted a Christmas Breakfast; we were kind of rude, and sat there on our show eating our food while we were live, heh. Today is the day of this year’s building-hosted Christmas Breakfast, which has caused me to think back to when Steven and I fired up the cameras for the first time.