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Wednesday, December 17, 2014
“I have shewed you all things, how that so labouring ye ought to support the weak, and to remember the words of the Lord Jesus, how he said, It is more blessed to give than to receive.” Acts 20:35
I don't know why Christmas comes at a time of year when all the stores are packed, but it does! People are out rushing here and there, pushing and shoving. Everyone seems a bit frazzled, all the while trying to keep up that "Christmas spirit." I sometimes wonder if an alien were to land his flying saucer out in the parking lot of Turtle Creek Mall, would he know what all the fuss was about? I wonder if everyone in the mall really knows what the fuss is all about.
Perhaps you are a bit strained with the shopping as I am, or maybe you are a bit perplexed about what to get everyone for Christmas. Maybe your funds are a bit low this year. Here are a few gift ideas that may help put everything into perspective. Some gifts you can give this Christmas are beyond monetary value:
* Mend a quarrel.
* Tell someone, "I love you."
* Give something away--anonymously.
* Forgive someone who has treated you wrongfully.
* 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.
Try giving as God gave to you in Christ: without obligation, or announcement, or reservation, or hypocrisy. This Christmas, remember what it is all about! Have a merry CHRISTmas!