It is almost 1o'clock on Christmas morning. I just finished wrapping gifts and watching a film with my brother.
As I put the last of our gifts under the tree, I was suddenly overwhelmed by the thought of some families not even having one gift to give or receive. I began to feel even more overwhelmed and saddened that I'm not sure if I even know any families like that. There is only one to blame for that, and that person is myself. Have I intentionally not reached out very much to the people in our town that are in need?...I don't think so. And yet, I feel that selfishness has had too much room over the years.
I certainly don't mean to put a damper on Christmas and having a wonderful time with our own families and friends, but it's always good to be reminded that everyone is not as blessed as we are. And so, what am I going to do to help change this area in my life? I don't know yet, but I do know that Christ Jesus was meant to be shared...not hoarded. I want Him to open my eyes to those around me that are in need spiritually and physically. I hope that each one of us will remember to pray for the Lord to give us hearts of compassion and also motivation to do something about what we feel and see.
On a lighter note....
We have a white Christmas here in Kentucky! Yay!
I hope you have a wonderful day with your families and that the Lord will bless your home with His presence. Not only is He the "reason for the season", but for everyday that we live on this earth. May perfect peace fill your hearts. "God bless us...Everyone." ~ Tiny Tim.