“For unto us a Child is given.”
“For God so loved the world, that He gave…”
What more needs to be stated?
However, allow me to add a few thoughts.
I have in my own life declared the month of December, 2012, as “The Month of Giving”.
Though it is still early in the month I began a little early, in November, giving away stuff, giving away expressions of consideration left and right.
If I have something and it can meet a need in another person, it will be given away.
If something has been given to me, and it can meet a need in another person, it will be given away.
If it ain’t nailed or chained down and I can get my hands on it, and, it can meet a need in another person, it will be given away.
By December 31st, I want to be depleted of anything that could have met the need of another person.
This past weekend, I was working my extra job at LifeWay Christian Bookstores. My responsibility was to be the first and last person a customer would interact with at our store, hoping that their experience was perfect.
A shopper had multiple copies of the same book in her hand and mentioned she was purchasing them as a gift for people.
As she left the store, I held the door and said these simple words, “Give and it shall be given unto you.”
She knew exactly what I was saying and smiled.
Earlier this morning I highlighted the following words in my Bible from Proverbs.
“A man will be satisfied with good by the fruit of his words,
And the deeds of a man’s hands will return to him.”
A life verse I adopted two years ago is Nehemiah 13:31, which says, “Remember me, O my God, for good.”
In fact, it is imprinted at the bottom of my personal stationary.
During this month, as we celebrate what God gave us in a baby who was the Messiah…give, give, give and then give some more.
There is nothing so sacred as a heart felt gift from God.
There is nothing so sad as hiding that gift away and refusing to give it to someone else.
Make December your month of giving.
Blood, kind words, become an organ donor, money, a note, send a verse, something dear to you…do something…do anything…that says to another person, “This was given to me as a treasure and I now give it to you.”