Let us give thanks for everything that we have and don’t have and help those who are in need. Around this time, sometimes we forget about everything that God has done for us. I know around this time, everyone is so happy about gift giving, spending time with family, and spending money, etc. Don’t get me wrong, it’s nothing wrong with that. Have you considered the real reason around this time? Let us not forget about Jesus, He is the greatest gift of all. Don’t worry whether you will receive a gift or not. It’s better to give than to receive. There are many who are without and don’t have anything but they are not complaining. Instead of complaining, let’s continue to give thanks and be grateful in this season.
“Be Content with what you have and God will give you the desires of your heart”-Hebrews 13:5
Jesus, is all WE need. Waking up every morning with eyes to see, nose to smell, ears to hear, and feet to walk on is a gift from God, called LIFE! Have you ever thought about someone who is less fortunate? Have you considered the poor this season? Sometimes we get so caught up in this ” material stuff” that we forgot about those who are really in need. I know that we want to make sure that are kids have everything they need and some of their wants, but it’s good to teach them the real reason why they should cherish life and understand the real reason behind this holiday season.
It feels so good to come together with family and exchange gifts. But it is also good to be able to serve and help someone who is need. Let’s think about others for a change. For example, In Luke 16:19-31, it talks about the rich man and Lazarus:
There was a rich man who was dressed in purple and fine linen and lived in luxury every day. At his gate was laid a beggar named Lazarus, covered with sores and longing to eat what fell from the rich man’s table. Even the dogs came and licked his sores.
“The time came when the beggar died and the angels carried him to Abraham’s side. The rich man also died and was buried. In Hades, where he was in torment, he looked up and saw Abraham far away, with Lazarus by his side. So he called to him, ‘Father Abraham, have pity on me and send Lazarus to dip the tip of his finger in water and cool my tongue, because I am in agony in this fire.’
“But Abraham replied, ‘Son, remember that in your lifetime you received your good things, while Lazarus received bad things, but now he is comforted here and you are in agony. And besides all this, between us and you a great chasm has been set in place, so that those who want to go from here to you cannot, nor can anyone cross over from there to us.’
“He answered, ‘Then I beg you, father, send Lazarus to my family, for I have five brothers. Let him warn them, so that they will not also come to this place of torment.’
“Abraham replied, ‘They have Moses and the Prophets; let them listen to them.’ ‘No, father Abraham,’ he said, ‘but if someone from the dead goes to them, they will repent.’ “He said to him, ‘If they do not listen to Moses and the Prophets, they will not be convinced even if someone rises from the dead.’”
This Bible story reflects on how we as Christians should not follow that same path. We have to be kind to one another and help each other in their time of need. Hebrews 13:2 says, “Be not forgetful to entertain strangers: for thereby some have entertained angels unawares.”
So, during this season and any other season, let’s not forget to help our brothers and sisters who need our help.
Merry Christmas and a HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!! God Bless!
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