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  • Writer's pictureJoni

Day 20: Powerless Grinch


CHRISTmas in JULY

sounds so strange to me

because

CHRISTmas is year long

because

JESUS is year long.

JESUS doesn't get packed up in a box,

to be opened for the next

CHRISTmas season.

Yet doesn't

HE get buried amongst the rubble

of the hardships, the hurts, and the pains of the world.

Nothing can BURY JESUS,

because HE ROSE.

Oh even the GRINCH couldn't STEAL CHRISTmas from

the HEARTS of every Who down in Who-ville,

even though that was his mission

And oh how he thought succeeded,

because 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,

yet 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~

JOY.

For on CHRISTmas morning,

as he waited to hear the sobs,

instead he heard a song

being sung with

JOYFUL HEARTS

from every Who down in Who-ville

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 your beating HEART inside

that no one can snatch from you.

Oh a HEART that RECEIVES

JESUS

is filled with a JOY

that is forever.

Because JESUS

was stripped down to be a

BABY,

to be stripped down to be on cross

to be left for dead,

no one can steal

CHRISTmas,

for

JESUS ROSE

because no one can stop

GOD'S PLAN of REDEMPTION

for one and for all.

From the CRADLE TO THE CROSS,

as the singing came after the stripping

of JESUS' grave cloths

on that Easter morning

and hasn't stopped since,

because

even the

Grinchiest Grinch

does not have the power

to

steal what is not his,

because you & me & everyone else

who are

IN CHRIST

have an inheritance that is way bigger

than 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

and make

CHRISTmas year long,

by not being fixated on what has been stripped away,

but on the ONE 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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