From the move Elf: The Code of the Elves
1. Treat every day like Christmas
2. There’s room for everyone on the nice list.
3. The best way to spread Christmas cheer is singing loud for all to hear.
This quote is a little different than some of the others I’ve used. But this being the beginning of the Christmas season, this seemed like a good way to start off. And yes, I know it is only November 29th, but Thanksgiving is over now so it is ok, to start in on Christmas. You’ll notice I’ve changed the music to. I’ll still do a Tuesday ScripTune tomorrow, but I’ve loaded up the playlist with Christmas songs for today to.
Ok, so here goes.
The Code of the Elves. Three simple little rules that they live by. Read them carefully. You just might learn something that you can take with you into your own life.
Treat everyday like Christmas. So let’s fast forward a bit. The presents are opened, the cookies are eaten, and it’s time to go back to work. You know that depressed feeling you get the day after Christmas? Do you know what causes it? Well, I’m not entirely sure, but I think it has something to do with all of the “fun stuff” being over. Everything that we love about Christmas only lasts a day, and when it’s over we feel sad and depressed. Wouldn’t it be great if like the elves we could treat everyday like Christmas? I don’t mean all the eating and the spending. That could get dangerous after awhile. No, just the way Christmas makes us feel. That warm fuzzy feeling that we look forward to. The happiness of being with friends and family. The love we feel for everyone. People often talk about keeping Christmas in your heart all year, but is it really possible? Scripture says, A joyful heart is good medicine, But a broken spirit dries up the bones. Proverbs 17:22 (NASB). If we want to have that Christmas feeling all year, we must make a conscious effort to have a joyful heart. Besides, dry bones? Yuck.
We have plenty to be joyful about. We have been given the greatest gift we could ever receive. The gift of salvation through Jesus. Without Christmas (the birth of Jesus, not all the other stuff), the plan of salvation would not have been put into place. Jesus was born to save us and Christmas was the beginning. So if you want to have that Christmas feeling every day, just remember every day what Christmas is all about.
There’s room for everyone on the nice list. That gift of salvation I just wrote about? Well, it’s available to everyone. Anyone who believes in Jesus and what he did for us, gets to be on the “nice list”. And let me just tell you, there’s a whole lot more good stuff on this nice list than on Santa’s. The gift of salvation is really the best gift you could get ever get. It’s actually one of those gifts’s that keep on giving. Because it doesn’t stop with just that one thing. We are continuously blessed by God’s presence in our life. We are given insight into His Word like never before. We are able to communicate directly with Him. We have the knowledge of His hand in our life always. Could there be any gift better than that? The only catch is, you gotta get yourself onto His list. Romans 6:23 (NASB) For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.
The best way to spread Christmas cheer is singing loud for all to hear. Now that we know how to “Treat every day like Christmas” and we know that “There’s room for everyone on the nice list”, it’s time to spread it around. Tell everyone. Sing it if you have to. Well, maybe not if you have a voice like mine. We don’t want to scare anyone. Seriously though, do whatever it takes for “all to hear”. The only way people will know, is if those of us who already know, spread it around. Psalm 107:22 (NASB) Let them also offer sacrifices of thanksgiving, And tell of His works with joyful singing.
It’s Christmas time.
I say we all follow The Code of the Elves.
It might just make all the difference this year.