by Cindy Bice
The song goes, “Happy Holidays, the merry bells are ringing, happy holidays to you!”
While the holidays can be the happiest time for some, it is also the saddest time of year for many. I encourage you to be mindful of others during the holidays. You may feel awkward at first, but let God’s love win in reaching out to others!
It’s easy to focus on us 4 and no more especially with how busy our lives can be. Be different this year. Include some way of helping others in your Christmas Season this year!
I have friends and family who purposefully reach out to others during Christmas in different ways. One shares a Christmas dinner party and gifts with orphans. Another joins with others in feeding the homeless. Another bakes bread and festive goodies to share with neighbors and elderly folks. There’s also Church outreaches you can be involved with in sharing Christmas with others in many ways.
There are many who could use a helping hand, a generous heart, and a warm meal. If you know someone who is alone for Christmas, you can give them a call, invite them over for a meal, or include them with your festivities.
One Christmas was very memorable for our family. We knew a precious family who was in need so our family went Christmas shopping for them. We bought gifts we thought they each would enjoy. After wrapping them, we wrote a note and told them that God was thinking of them and Jesus loved them very much. It was a joy to our children to share Christmas with others without expecting anything in return. We did this privately and in secret.
Christ is the reason for the Season! Share Jesus love with all you see!
2 Corinthians 9:7 (NIV) “Each of you should give what you have decided in your heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.”
John 3:16 (NIV) “For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, what whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal live.”
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SONG: Joy To The World, Celtic Women https://www.youtube.com/watch?
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