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...

 
Jesus sent his twelve harvest hands out with this charge:

Don’t begin by traveling to some far-off place to convert unbelievers. And don’t try to be dramatic by tackling some public enemy. Go to the lost, confused people right here in the neighborhood. Tell them that the kingdom is here. Bring health to the sick. Raise the dead. Touch the untouchables. Kick out the demons. You have been treated generously, so live generously.
— Matthew 10:5-8 (MSG)
 

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 Christmas Kindness Challenge!

 

Christmas Kindness

Download your free Christmas Kindness Challenge by entering your email below:

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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 things you will do to shine a light in your city this Christmas.

    (Bonus: You can choose to do as many of these random acts of kindness as you'd like!)

     
    For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.
    — Matthew 6:21 (ESV)
     

    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.

    Will you join me?