“And the Grinch, with his grinch-feet ice-cold in the snow,
Stood puzzling and puzzling: “How could it be so?
It came without ribbons! It came without tags!
“It came without packages, boxes or bags!”
And he puzzled three hours, `till his puzzler was sore.
Then the Grinch thought of something he hadn’t before!
“Maybe Christmas,” he thought, “doesn’t come from a store.
“Maybe Christmas…perhaps…means a little bit more!”
— Dr. Seuss, How The Grinch Stole Christmas
I just ran across this quote and thought it was a fun reminder not to get caught up in how the world defines Christmas.
I need reminders to keep things in perspective. Before I know it life is just flying by and I am not taking time to reflect and enjoy all that God has done. I forget that we are celebrateing how God because man, lived a perfect life and died in our place. There is no greater gift. And though it be cliche, it is such a great reminder for me. I didn’t come to God. I didn’t do anything to deserve my salvation. God chose me from before time to be His child, brought me to himself, gave me the desire to love him. He gave me my salvation. I take that gift for granted so often, but I pray to an all powerful God for grace to know and love him more.