It’s the most wonderful time of the year! I’m not talking about cold weather, traffic and crowded malls. It’s about celebrating this most incredible season, centered around the birth of Jesus – God’s most precious gift to us. And He is truly the gift that keeps on loving and blessing each of us! As an extension of His love, we find ourselves actively contemplating ways to bless and favor those special people we love. Countless hours are spent writing Christmas card greetings, attending holiday celebrations, displaying colorful lights and decorations, carefully selecting just the right gifts and then meticulously wrapping them. It’s a wonderful feeling to bless those who are close to us and those who enhance our lives.
However, when you look over your extensive, exasperating, exhausting schedule for this month, remember the forgotten ones – those we sometimes tend to overlook. Remember those who are alone, the sick, ones with no family close by and those who are struggling. Don’t forget to encourage them with a smile, a gift or a warm meal, because that’s what Jesus would want us to do. As we let our light shine before men, may others be drawn to the true light of this season, and life itself – JESUS – the true reason for this unique season!
Let us share the hope we have in Jesus, and let that be the joy in your heart this Christmas season. May God give you the desires of your heart, and may He bless you abundantly during this incomparable season! And may He reveal more of Himself to each of us, especially in the little things!
Keep looking up!