The Grinch Is At It Again!
You've heard plenty of talk about 'separation of church and state' - making sure that Christianity doesn't GROW where someone doesn't want it. I was shocked to hear what the GRINCH's latest work was about! Can you imagine no Christmas trees in a business, in the hospital lobbies, and not even in the fire halls around the city? Well, get used to it. I read in this devotional that it has come to the town of Birmingham, be sure, it will soon be in our city. What happened is this – I heard a man that she called GRINCH had decided that it was a symbol of Christianity; therefore, it had no place in those areas mentioned above. This guy wasn't very well-informed, to think that the Christmas tree had any place in Christianity. Sure, it's a tradition with us in America, and other parts of the world, but it has not one thing to do with Christianity. So, to remove the Christmas trees, while leaving the wreaths and lights, makes absolutely no sense. But, when did being 'politically correct' make any sense?
The Grinch might take the trees away, but he can't steal Christmas, as the movie says. The reason for the season is Jesus Christ, and he resides in our hearts. Take away the trees, and next the wreaths and lights, but you can't take Jesus from our hearts.
But you are not controlled by your sinful nature. You are controlled by the Spirit of God living in you. (And remember that those who do not have the Spirit of Christ living in them do not belong to Him at all)
God, some try to take stop Christianity in different ways, even during the holidays. However those of us who belong to you, realize they can't get to the Spirit within our hearts and we give you praise for the Spirit that dwells within us! Praise your sweet name Jesus. Amen.