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Monday, December 3, 2012

"How the Grinch Stole Christmas"

You've heard the sayings "Good Christmas Cheer" and "We Wish You a MERRY Christmas" but you have to admit that there are years that are busier or tougher than other years. And sometimes just the plain old hussle and bussle of the Christmas season stresses you out a bit and you lose some of that 'Christmas Cheer'.

I think that is one of the reasons why we love stories about characters like the Grinch or A Christmas Carol's, Ebenezer Scrooge. Most people can relate to feeling a little grinchy or scroogy around the holidays. But in each of those stories, there is hope-the hope is that in each of us, there is a little bit of good. That little bit of good was probably a lot of good that got shoved down deeper and deeper over the years. Then something sparks that good to start growing so that something amazing happens. And that grinchy person transforms him or herself into not only a more joyful person but a giving person.

The true hope of Christmas was born on Christmas Day-Jesus, our Savior. We were created in his image, so there is good in all of us but sin can grab hold and take us over like a disease.

This Christmas season, take some time to think about the times and places you're feeling grinchy and let the light of Christ overtake the dark grinchy places of your heart so that it can grow three sizes!

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