Have you ever felt that struggle before? You want to give because you know it is the right thing to do, but you also feel like you can barely stretch the money you have to cover all the holiday expenses.
The Christmas season is the season of giving. As wives, husbands, mothers, fathers, daughters, sons, friends, and co-workers, it can feel like we are always giving to others and that there is just no enough to go around. Why is there so much giving at Christmas?
God started the Christmas celebration, we know today, two thousand years ago by GIVING! He gave the world the only thing that He has just one of, His only begotten (not created!) Son!
Jesus, Himself, gave! Our Promised Messiah gave up his glory, laying it aside, to take on human flesh, to be found as a man. He gave so others could live! He gave His life as a ransom for many.
Our God is called the Father of Lights who gives good and perfect gifts. How lavished with love we are to receive His mercy!
We will talk about some ways to give in our next article, 'Tis the Season to be Generous II.
Give & it will be Given to you!
(Meredith Ludwig Curtis)