Monday, December 13, 2010


Today I was on my way into town and I was listening to some Christmas music.  It is one of my favorite kinds of music.  Then one song came on that I know everyone in familiar with, Mr. Grinch....

"You're a mean one Mr. Grinch
You really are a heel
You're as cuddly as a cactus
You're as charming as an eel
Mr. Grinch
You're a bad banana with a greasy black peel"

Now, I know, the Grinch is just a character from a cute kids story. Still, my mind started to wander and as I listened I thought to myself "That poor Mr. Grinch.  Can't live down any of his old habits because this song plays every year!"  In his story, the Grinch is a mean person that steals Christmas.  Most of us have heard the story a thousand times.  In the end, thanks to Cindy Lou Who, the Grinch see there error of his ways.   He realizes how great Christmas can be and how wonderful true friendship is! 

"Maybe Christmas...perhaps...means a little bit more!"
And what happened then? Who-ville they say
That the Grinch's small heart
Grew three sizes that day!" 

But thanks to this song that plays every year there is no way that the Grinch could ever forget what he has done.
I know for myself it is the same way. I don't have a song that plays on the radio ever year or a movie that plays every Christmas eve.  I do have a shpeel that plays in my head over and over that tells me all the mistakes I have made.  All those ugly words I have been.  All those nasty things I have done.  It makes it hard to move on and grab hold of the new and beautiful things that God has for me.
I  do know that God, because I have asked for his forgiveness, has forgotten it all.  He doesn't hold it over my head like I do to myself.  He only wants me to let go of what he has already washed away. So that he can give me the most incredible things that he has to offer.

I don't care what anyone has horrible you think it "grinchy" completely unforgivable that the world may think that it is (it's not up to the world!)....Ask for forgiveness and let's move on together! Because he LOVES us and that is all we will ever need!  We need to see how great a friendship with God can be with nothing holding us back.


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