Thursday, December 19, 2013

Christmas Quickly Approaching

I can hardly believe Christmas will be here in just 6 days!! At the beginning of the year, it seemed this year would never end. Now, I'm wondering where in the world time went. To think that 2014 is just around the corner is almost overwhelming.
This week, we have been running around trying to finish all of our Christmas shopping. You know how that goes, "oh no, I wonder how much shipping I'll have to pay to get it here in time..." I think we all do it. But it's so easy to get caught in the crazy rat race of the holiday season, that we forget what Christmas is all about. It's not about the bows, stockings, or Santa Claus. It's about celebrating the birth of our Lord, Jesus Christ. Instead of spending tons of money on gifts that people don't even need, why not take that money we would have spent, and go spend it for the needy. Buy some warm mittens, hats, or coats and go hand them out on the street. Christmas is not about just keeping the joy of our Saviour to ourselves in our own home. It's about sharing the love of Christ with everyone we meet. We were placed on this earth to share the Gospel.
I challenge you, this Christmas season, to get out of your comfort zone and see what you can do to share the love of Christ.
Here's some ideas of things you could do:
-Give atleast one of your Christmas gifts (that you receive) up to someone who you know that needs it more than yourself.
-Take your money you would have spent on yourself on junk food this month, and buy extra warm coats/hats/gloves and go hand them out on the street where you know homeless people stay
-Make extra Christmas cards with the Gospel on them and pass them out to the first 50 people you see.

I would love to hear other ideas you might have, or even something your family has done before to help others. Please leave your comments below.

God Bless

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