Luke 6:38 Give and it will be given to you. A good measure, pressed down, shaken together and running over, will be poured into your lap. For with the measure you use, it will be measured to you.”
I absolutely love this time of year! The Christmas story just blesses my heart as much now as it did when I was little! There is just something so warm and inviting about the story of Jesus birth that makes me feel like I do on a cold day sitting at home snuggled up on the couch with a fire in the fireplace!
One of the things I enjoy the most at Christmas time is taking the time to do something for someone else. Right now Bill and I have 3 Compassion Children, 1 in Africa and 2 in Ecuador and it is so exciting to think that we have the opportunity to bless them this time of year with something for Christmas. To be able to show Christ’s love to someone that is so far away as well and knowing they will be taught that the reason we support them every month as well as birthdays and Christmas is to share God’s love so they can know HIM. There are so many ways to show God’s love this time of year, even if it is as simple as buying someone’s gas at the pump or maybe seeing a single mom in the grocery store and asking a clerk that you are comfortable with to give her an anonymous gift card to bless her, there’s the shoebox gifts that many churches get involved with, plus many more I am sure in your area.
Maybe you are the one in need, please don’t allow pride or anything else come in the way of someone having the opportunity to bless you. God promises to take care of the widows and the Fatherless but He uses people to do that most of the time when it comes to earthly types of blessings so don’t shut the door on Him this Christmas season.
Today I would challenge you to find a way to bless someone for Christmas. It doesn’t have to be something grandiose. Pray about it and ask God what He would have you do.
Quote: “Eyes that look are common, eyes that see are rare.” J. Oswald Sanders