So this is it…the home stretch. We are all trying to finish finding the perfect gifts and get them wrapped and under the tree. I think when my kids were small this was so much more fun. I have to admit that this part of Christmas gets harder as my family matures. Now I have grown children and giving them things is harder. I want so badly to find something they will use and not just throw to the side. I still love the giving part of Christmas it is my favorite.
If your struggling with giving this year I want to encourage all of you that EVERYONE has a special gift to give people in your life. It has little to nothing to do with money.
Sometimes the greatest gift you can give is your time, friendship and love. This costs nothing but it is one of the most desired gifts people are looking and searching for. So many are looking for connection. They want to know someone cares for them.
Do you bake? Do you clean well? Are you good at fixing things? Do you have an special ability to paint or craft? All these things could bring a multitude of giving possibilities.
Maybe you are a great listener or you have the best smile…you don’t need one penny to hand these things out to the world. It is often doing the small things that help us find our true purpose in life. I have found during the times I was filled with the most anxiety that helping someone else brought me the quickest source of healing and contentment.
So let’s dig alittle deeper this year and keep our eyes open alittle wider and see who is needing alittle extra love this year. You may find it was your best gift you gave away of the season.
Before I sign off and begin my day I want to make sure everyone Has the greatest Gift of all. JESUS… he is the reason for the season. He came as a little baby to our stressful world to bring us peace and hope. If you don’t know him it is easy to start a relationship with him. Just ask him to come into your life and then BELIEVE. He has the ability to bring peace and hope to you today.
So they said, “Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and you will be saved, you and your household.