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  • Writer's pictureJoni

Day 17: The Grinchiest Grinch


Oh he had one mission

and that one mission

was to steal CHRISTmas

from every WHO in Whoville.

And oh how he thought he succeeded

as he stripped every house

of every gift

of every ornament

of every piece of food

of everything that he believed was their reason for the season,

but he left one thing behind

that can not be stolen

that can not be stripped away

even when it appears that everything that is important is stripped away

because they sang and sang with JOYFUL hearts

on that CHRISTmas morn.

Not even the Grinchiest Grinch could steal

the JOY from their hearts

because their JOY was from within

and not from without.

Oh

even when everything that you once knew

is stripped away

you still have that beating heart inside

that no one can snatch from you,

because you gave it away to the ONE

who came stripped down as a

little BABY

to be then stripped down on a cross

to be left for dead

until

HE messed up that one mission

that so many tried to stop

yet they never succeeded

to steal

CHRISTmas

so that JESUS could fulfill

HIS MISSION

from the cradle to the cross.

As

the singing came after the stripping

of HIS grave cloths

on that Easter morning

and hasn't stopped since then

because

even the Grinchiest Grinch

does not have the power

to

steal what is not his~

because you & me & everyone else

who is

IN CHRIST

have an inheritance that is way bigger

then a couple of gifts & decorated trees & the CHRISTmas feast

that can not be stripped away~

"I give them eternal life, and they shall never perish;

no one will snatch them out of my hand.

My FATHER, who has given them to ME, is greater than all;

no one can snatch them out of MY FATHER'S hand.

I and the FATHER are ONE” (John 10:28-30)

Oh The Grinch may be a made up character

yet with a REALITY message~

that when everything is stripped away

where is your JOY rooted?

So let's join together

during this season

not fixated on what has been stripped away

but on the ONE who

who hasn't been stripped away

from you & me & everyone else

who will continue to

keep

CHRIST in CHRISTMAS

because

CHRISTMAS is forever on our hearts

and that my friend

is worth singing about it

just like every WHO in WHOVILLE (watch below)

who haven't stopped singing.





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