Well, it’s now Christmas Eve and I am sitting in my living room, in the dark, memorized by the Christmas tree lights. As I sit here I think of my family and how amazing they are. I think of them opening their gifts and pray that they like them. Which brings me to another thought.
Giving…. This world has lost the true meaning of Christmas. It’s about giving love to those who don’t know what love is. Whichever way you decide to give, do it because you want too. Not because it’s an obligation. Do it from the heart! Show a stranger how Jesus loves by buying them a meal, giving them something they need/want, or simply giving them a kind word or a hug. I, myself, am broke. I can’t help when it comes to money, but I can help somebody carry groceries from their car, walk their dog, or even care for somebody in need. So if you don’t have money to give, then just give some of your time to help somebody in need. A little kindness goes a LONG way.
The true meaning of Christmas is Christ, who was born to save us! He sent his Son Jesus to die for our sins. On His birthday, He had us in mind. He came to show us how to live and to die on that cross for our transgressions and sins. Best Gift Ever! If Jesus can give His life (for us who don’t even deserve it) why can’t we help and give to those we think don’t deserve it also?
It comes back to Jesus, His love, and how much He cared for EVERYBODY! Aren’t we to love and give as He did? Can’t we pay it forward? Trust me! It makes a huge difference in the persons attitude and makes their day, if you do something nice for somebody else. If you have time, give it! Buy somebody some groceries if you can. Give to the needy and poor. Pray for the Good Lord to provide for you to give in a way and make a difference, but continue this throughout the year. When did we get so greedy and mean? Why can’t we just open our hearts and love by giving our money or time to those in need?
Jesus is the reason for the season!