Christmas Greetings, Dr. Seuss Style

I just wanted to take a quick minute and wish everyone a Merry Christmas.  For us, this is going to mark the end of a very busy month.  We haven’t been super caught up in the holiday parties and stuff, but it will be nice to have all the shopping finished and just reflect on what Christmas is really about.  If you’re a friend of mine on Facebook, hop on over and check out the new Christmas pictures of us and the kids.  If you’re not a friend of mine on Facebook…well…introduce yourself and maybe you can take a look, too.

Here’s a quick thought I wanted to share.  Tomorrow morning when we wake up, there will be a long, eventful day in front of us.  That day, however, is not about gifts or about giving, it’s not about saving a troubled economy, or even about spending time with family and friends.   Tomorrow will be the day that most of the Christian world commemorates Jesus laying aside His divine status as God and taking on the form of a human being in order to bring us into fellowship with God.  Whether we get what we want or get anything at all, we have reason to be thankful.  Take some time and express to God your thanks.

grinch2Finally, I leave you with a quote from perhaps the most famous Dr. Seuss book of all time, “How the Grinch Stole Christmas.”  This quote comes as the Grinch has stolen all of Whoville’s things and is waiting to hear them weeping and wailing.  He believes he has stolen Christmas by stealing their gifts. Instead he hears them joining together, despite losing all their Christmas “stuff,” to sing a song of thanks.  And then the narrator says:

“And he puzzled and puzzled, 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.”

May we all come to that conclusion tomorrow.  Merry Christmas, everyone!


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About traviskolder

Travis Kolder is a follower of Jesus, a husband, a father of five, an organic church planter, and a writer. He lives in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, where he serves as part of the Cedar Rapids House Church Network.

4 responses to “Christmas Greetings, Dr. Seuss Style”

  1. Marcy says :

    Amen brother!

  2. Katy says :

    Your best blog post ever!

  3. traviskolder says :

    Reblogged this on Pursuing Glory and commented:

    Today is Christmas Eve! I hope you and your family are ready to celebrate the incarnation. This post was written near Christmas 8 years ago, and it still is one of my favorite posts (especially related to Christmas) from my time blogging. There will be a brand new blog tomorrow for Christmas! Enjoy.

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