Wednesday, December 2, 2009

I'm a Who, Are You?

Have you started watching Christmas specials yet? One of my favorites is The Grinch Who Stole Christmas. The Grinch hates Christmas, so he thinks if he steals all the trees, gifts and food from the Whos of Who-ville, that he will stop Christmas. But Christmas comes and the Whos still celebrate even without STUFF. The Grinch says:

"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!"

What does Christmas mean to you? Certainly all the trimmings add to the fun, but if some Grinch, such as unemployment, health issues, or other disappointments try to steal your Christmas, will you let them?

The Whos aren't just in Dr. Suess. Jesus talked about the "Whos" in the Bible too. Don't believe me? Here are some examples.

"I tell you the truth, WHOever hears my word and believes him who sent me has eternal life and will not be condemned; he has crossed over from death to life." John 5:24

When Jesus spoke again to the people, he said, "I am the light of the world. WHOever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life." John 8:12

"WHOever has my commands and obeys them, he is the one who
loves me. He who loves me will be loved by my Father, and I too will love him and show myself to him." John 14:21

Jesus isn't just for a select crowd. He came for WHOever will believe in him. WHOever follows him. WHOever obeys him.

As we move into the holiday season, I pray that I can be a Who. A Who that realizes that Christmas is about more than stuff. A Who that believes, follows, and obeys Jesus.

I'm a Who, are you?


sarah said...

I want to be a who too!!! :)

Edie said...

You are the analogy queen! I love this illustration! I love being a WHO too.

Beverlydru said...

Great message and WHO doesn't love Dr. Suess? It's established that I'm Beverly Lou Who. And I'm His!

Sonya Lee Thompson said...

What a fun post, and true! I'm a who and I will believe no matter what the grinch is trying to do.

Merry Christmas!

Julie Gillies said...

Great post, Kelly!

I'm determined to be a WHO who is not tempted to become grinch-like in my attitude this Christmas. LOL

Warren Baldwin said...

I like your move from a children's movie to a spiritual application. I hope we can all realize the GREATEST gift that stands behind all the material ones we will be opening. We definitely need a return to what is simple and real. Good post.

Sharon@JoyInTheTruth said...

I am a Who-Wanna-Be! :)

Thanks, Kelly!

Heading to Whoville,

Eileen Astels Watson said...

Wonderfully said. I'm a Who too. During Advent, I'm spending each day recognizing the REAL REASON FOR THE SEASON! I'm celebrating Jesus's birth. Nothing can take that away!

Sue J. said...


WHOever will take up His cross and follow Him--leaving those gifts behind and singing His praises around the tree, with glad hearts....

Remember how big his heart grows (SPROING!) Just think what happens when Jesus fills our hearts!

Great job, CK!

Denise Hughes said...

Great application! Well-written too. Thanks. It's been a while since I saw that movie. Now I want to go rent it again. :)