Wednesday, December 08, 2010

A Frosted Flakes Christmas

What was you favorite cereal as a kid? Today mine is Raisin Bran (I have a bowl every night before bed - sounds like the ritual of an old person, doesn't it?). But as a kid my favorite cereal was Frosted Flakes. After all, in the words of Tony the Tiger - "They're G--R--E--A--T!" I have to confess that when my mom wasn't looking I would put extra sugar on my Frosted Flakes! Please don't tell her that!

I remember one of the advertising campaigns Kellogg's did for Frosted Flakes. They were trying to appeal to adults, not just kids, so they would have adults on their commercial with their faces blacked out and their voices scrambled talking about their secret love for Frosted Flakes. The whole idea was that Frosted Flakes wasn't just for kids. And their slogan was, "Taste them again - for the first time!"

With that in mind, I would like to wish you a Frosted Flakes Christmas. Here is what I mean. If you are like me, you have heard the story of the birth of Christ a million or so times in your life. That's great - but the temptation due to its familiarity is to hear it and not really allow it's amazing truth to really sink in to your heart. So this year, I would like you to read the words below like you were reading them again for the first time. Ready?

"Fear not! For I bring you good tidings of great joy that shall be for all people. For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior who is Christ the Lord!"

That's G--R--E--A--T!!!!


Ruth Groff said...

I just love your blogs Pastor Scott! It's like getting a mini sermon every other day! Please stay in the area and preach again.

Pastor Scott said...

Thanks, Ruth, for reading the blog and for taking the time to leave such a kind and encouraging comment. I sure appreciate it. It is so good to hear from you! Please give my "hellos" to your husband. I trust your family has a wonderful "Frosted Flakes Christmas!"