Between the wreaths, the ribbons, the food, or the gifts... somehow we got lost.
We lost what it truly means to celebrate the son of the God, the Prince of Peace, our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. We forgot that the reason we celebrate is for the ultimate gift we were given by our Heavenly Father two thousand years ago. God generously gave His Son to live and die for us.
Every gift we receive this Christmas is merely a shadow of the True Gift given to us by an all-generous, all-loving God.
When we look to the decorations, the music, the food, and the gifts to bring us true joy and fulfillment, ultimately we will be disappointed. No material things in this life can offer that for which our souls long.
But God does want us to celebrate His Gift and honor His Son. Jesus gives us the answer to our longing...
The way to honor Jesus Christ this Christmas is by following His charge:
Go to the people right in your neighborhood and treat them as generously as I have treated you.
If you feel that yearning in your soul to do something that truly makes a difference in your life and in other's lives this season, join me in this 12 Days of Christmas Kindness Challenge!
12 Days of Christmas Kindness
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Your download will include a list of 36 ideas to love and serve the people around you this season. Get your family together, read through the list, and choose 12 things you will do to shine a light in your city this Christmas. Write down your service project ideas on the included printable and get started!
(Bonus: You can choose to do as many of these random acts of kindness as you'd like!)
This Christmas, I want my heart rooted deeply in Jesus Christ and the only way to do that is to live like He lived and love like He loved.