Anybody else out there watch Veggie Tales? Though our kiddos are grown, we still watch The Toy That Saved Christmas every year. Remember Buzz-Saw Louie, and Mr. Nezzer’s programmed message, “You need more toys, cuz that’s the true meaning of Christmas!”? Isn’t it a good thing that isn’t the TRUE meaning of Christmas? 🙂
We have successfully survived Black Friday and Cyber Monday 2012. But did you know that today is “Giving Tuesday”? Now that you’ve gotten a start on your Christmas shopping, why not take a moment to give to someone who could really use your gift, someone who most definitely would appreciate it.
Gospel For Asia has put together an excellent video reminder for all of us called Forgotten Christmas. Let’s not get so caught up in the parties and the presents, the food and the fellowship, that we forget about others whose needs are GREAT.
Looking for ways to give? I have a link to Gospel For Asia‘s Christmas gift catalog on my blog’s home page. Pick out a goat, chickens, a blanket, a Bible, or perhaps a bicycle or sewing machine. These gifts are literally life changing.
Another great organization is Compassion International. Sponsor a kiddo by clicking the link on my home page. Or click here and choose to give to emergency needs and necessities.
Finally, here is a link to Childcare Worldwide‘s Christmas gift catalog for more options, such as a Love Pak for the kiddos or a mosquito net to prevent malaria. Again, you will find a link on my home page to sponsor a kiddo through them, as well. What better gift for a kiddo this Christmas? 🙂
Enjoy this most blessed and joyful of holiday seasons! Take the time to greet the bell ringers and drop some money into those Salvation Army buckets. Give your family extra time, extra hugs, extra love…extra cookies! Grab a tag off the next “Tree of Sharing” you see, and go shopping for that little kiddo who really wants a box of Legos, or that elderly gentleman who would so appreciate a box of chocolates.
“This is my commandment, That ye love one another, as I have loved you…
These things I command you, that ye love one another.” ~ John 15:12, 17 (KJV)
“We love him, because he first loved us.” ~ 1 John 4:19 (KJV)
“Let love be without hypocrisy. Abhor what is evil; cling to what is good. Be devoted to one another in brotherly love; give preference to one another in honor; not lagging behind in diligence, fervent in spirit, serving the Lord; rejoicing in hope, persevering in tribulation, devoted to prayer, contributing to the needs of the saints, practicing hospitality.” ~ Romans 12:9-13
Contributing to the needs of the saints. Practicing hospitality.
“These things I command you, that ye love one another.” A command from Jesus. Let’s obey! Merry CHRISTmas! 🙂