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     The Ever Present Christmas Grinch

 Dr. Seuss’ Christmas story,
     Although fiction, makes some points
 It points to a thief who’s always
   Stealing what the Christ anoints.
 
Actually, he steals from Christians
Mature and settled in The Word.
It’s a never ending battle
And it always has occurred.
 
From the moment of redemption
We’ve been saddled with two minds…
One is sowing to the Spirit…
One dwells on flesh induced designs.
 
One occupies the upper room
While the other’s in the basement
Watching war between them rage
 Requires a spiritual encasement
 
We are at odds within ourselves
Our flesh is trained to rule us
But Almighty God sent us His Son
And His Spirit’s meant to school us
 
We should not be dominated
Or controlled by sinful natures
Temptation tends to smell so sweet
But death lives in its vapors
 
 O, yes, Satan can steal Christmas!
He’s a Grinch of the worst species!
Yet every time we catch him
His unlawful hold decreases!
 
God does require he must restore
A sevenfold replacement.
At times like these our upper room
Completely locks our basement. 

 Let’s return to Christmas joys!!
 Let the birth of Christ refresh us!
  Trade thoughts about the growling Grinch
For the thought that God will bless us.
 
Doris Jacobs-Covington
Christmas 2012
 

~~Dedicated to  Dawn & Sherry~

John 10:10
The thief does not come except to steal,
and to kill, and to destroy. I have come
that they may have life, and that they may
have it more abundantly.
 
Romans 6:8
For to be carnally minded is death,
 but to be spiritually minded is life and peace.
 
Proverbs 6:30-31
People do not despise a thief
If he steals to satisfy himself when he is starving.
 Yet when he is found, he must restore sevenfold;
He may have to give up all the substance of his home.
  

 






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