Lifting hearts to God in thanks and praise.

Christmas is for…

“Christmas is for giving
…Not for getting”

“It’s a pun, Mom!” Ravinia says it to me, more than once.
I start to think about it.

Christmas is for giving
Not forgetting
(people’s need for love?)
Not forgetting what is most important?

Christmas is for giving to others and
at the same time not forgetting the baby in the manger.

He came to forgive:
Christmas is forgiving
not for getting.

While it is true that we get a lot at Christmas,
the joy that comes from giving, no, the joy that enables giving
is from above.

“Don’t be deceived, my dear brothers. Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows. He chose to give us birth through the word of truth, that we might be a kind of firstfruits of all he created. James 1:16-18

Not forgetting that every good and perfect gift is from God.

So when I strive to find the perfect gift for someone…
…I should ask God?

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Comments on: "Christmas is for…" (1)

  1. Cynthia Swenson said:

    God bless you ! This word just blessed me! Love & prayers, in Jesus, Cynthia

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