I’m so excited! Today is Christmas Eve! I’ve planned, shopped, wrapped, prepared, decorated, cooked, and cleaned. Now it’s time to celebrate with family and friends the greatest gift ever given–Christ himself.
Yet, God’s gift is so easy to miss.
I think it’s because we put so much pressure on ourselves to give monetary gifts that sometimes we forget some of the best gifts are free. I was challenged by the words of Charles Swindoll.
“Some gifts you can give this Christmas are beyond monetary value: Mend a quarrel, dismiss suspicion, tell someone, “I love you.” Give something away–anonymously. Forgive someone who has treated you wrong. Turn away wrath with a soft answer. Visit someone in a nursing home. Apologize if you were wrong. Be especially kind to someone with whom you work. Give as God gave to you in Christ, without obligation, or announcement, or reservation, or hypocrisy.”
Who needs your love this year–your forgiveness, your blessing, or your time? I know of many who need mine. I’ll begin with you.
Thank you for being a faithful friend. Thank you for taking your time to read and visit my blog. It truly blesses my heart…and I hope in some way I’ve been a blessing to you.
Wishing you and yours a heartfelt Christmas and a happy and healthy New Year!