Luke 2:11-12 (NIV)
Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is Christ the Lord. This will be a sign to you: You will find a baby wrapped in cloths and lying in a manger."
Surely as the Christmas Season begins, even this weekend you will begin to hear "Christmas songs" sung in our churches. Some will begin to experience anxiety...you know.....it's Christmas and we have to buy gifts and we're in a recession, etc. I propose that you apply more of yourself in the gift than your wallet. Personally...I love when someone bakes me cookies....I know they took the time to prepare the cookies, bake them, wrap them...and all the while thought of me. Those kinds of gestures bring joy to my heart.
Be creative this year....invite someone to Christmas Program and then take them out for coffee...chat about the simplicities of life....keep your conversation on what's really important....people...laugh....smile at a stranger walking down the street...that may be the only smile they receive...bring a cake to the elderly couple in your neighborhood....invite friends & family to your home...it does not have to be a three course meal....perhaps coffee & tea..and some cookies.....that's why He came....Jesus...born in a manger...for you & for me!
God bless you!~Liz