Thursday, December 8, 2011

Tis the Season for giving or is it receiving? Colossians 3:17

Good morning everyone,
I'm back at home for a few days and boy does it feel good!  I pray that each of you made it through the Thanksgiving holiday by not adding too many additional pounds.  One thing that always seems to occur this time of year;  all the routines of denying that second piece of pie seem to go by the wayside.  I seem to justify that one more piece is okay because my will power seems to have taken a vacation.  Do you find yourself doing the same?  Today I would like to speak on what the season of Christmas should be for each of us.  Most of society has turned it into a free for all on how much can be spent on our loved ones.  Let me remind you that no matter what you spend, that isn't really what most of our loved ones need.  Have you ever noticed that once all the presents are opened, there seems to be a big let down in the period that follows.  We spend many hours decorating, stuffing wrapped presents under the tree and then the clean up!  Is that really what Jesus is all about?  What most people need is not a new shiny truck but they do need the love of Jesus!  The shiny truck dulls after a period of time but the love of Jesus shines all year long!  Jesus expects you to give your heart and the gift of love instead of expecting the newest technology that will be outdated before you unwrap the gift that you just have to have!  My prayer for each of you this year is to turn your eyes on those in need!  Take some of that money you would have spent on the gift that has already been forgotten and spend it on someone who has been forgotten by society.  This year consider giving the gift of Jesus as a re gift because Jesus has already been given to you!  Colossians 3:17 says, 'And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through Him.'
Your brother in Christ,

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