Christmas is the season for giving.
God gave His Son at Christmas. The wise men gave gifts to Jesus. We give gifts to loved ones.
When we think of gifts we often think of receiving gifts. As children, we wonder what Santa will bring. Even as adults, we wonder what will open on Christmas Day. But Jesus said, “It is more blessed to give than to receive.” This Christmas, let’s think about giving gifts.
As we grow older, we discover the joy of giving gifts. Couples love to find the perfect gift to give one another. Parents search everywhere for the perfect gifts for their children. I suppose the hardest people to shop for are those who don’t need anything. What do you give someone who has everything?
The best gifts of Christmas are not under a tree nor can be ordered from Amazon. The best Christmas gifts are love, joy peace, and hope. So, this Christ Let’s put an emphasis on giving these gifts to others.
Give love to those who are unloved. Give joy to those who are sad and mourning. Give peace to those who are restless and fearful. Give hope to those who are hopeless and lost.
Why should we give these gifts this year? Because it is more blessed to give these gifts than receive them. When you give love, joy, peace, and hope you will receive as much a blessing as those who receive them.
I hope you will join me this Sunday as I begin our Christmas sermon series, The Gifts of Christmas. It’s all about giving the best gifts: love, joy, peace and hope. This Sunday I will open up with “The Blessing of Giving” from Acts 20:35. I will be sharing four blessings you will receive by giving.
Join us this Sunday @ 10:30 a.m.