The Season for Giving

Christmas time is a great time to reach out and help. We all are moved with a giving spirit for some reason. I don’t think it’s the commercials on TV, because all they are about is me getting more stuff for myself or for someone else that really doesn’t need anything else. Maybe it is a Hallmark movie or two, they all seem to be about finding a love that has been lost or misplaced, so we feel more loving. I truly think it is because no matter who you are you are moved by the story: the story of a God, the only god that is willing to come down, take on flesh to feel and be like the men and women he has come to save. God is holy and can’t stand to be around sin, so someone or something had to make them holy so that he could have the fellowship with them that he created them for. God used the sacrifices of the Old Testament to show us how bad sin was and to provide a substitution of the absolute sacrifice that would be needed to truly make man holy. Jesus Christ came as God in the flesh, GIVING up who he was, to become like us, to suffer, to be tempted and to GIVE UP his life as the supreme and only sacrifice that could take away our sins forever. Jesus/God came GIVING and I think that it is human nature, the way He created us that makes us in the season that we celebrate his coming to give that we want to reach out and give. So, take my $20 challenge and do something for a complete stranger today with $20. See how it affects their lives and share it with me at But it is the time of the year that, more than any other time of the year people are more willing to join you to celebrate this birth of the Savior more than any other time of the year. Maybe they want to remember Christmas at a church when they were a child, or they just need to be around other people that are filled with joy and great love at this time of the year. So, why not spend today praying over someone you can bring to church with you over these next two Sundays. Invite someone to your Christmas Eve services so they can sing with you and others about the birth of Jesus. Maybe your invite is just what they need to rekindle the fire of faith that they once had. Let’s pray for someone to bring to God with us.

Published by advicefromyourunclerobin

Robin is a Pastor, has been for 40 years. He is married to Jayme and together they have 7 children. Candace, Courtney, Cassidy, Caleb, Kally, Collin & Jacob. Robin & Jayme have great and awesome grandchildren. He loves his Webb City Cardinals, the St. Louis Cardinals. He also tries to go golfing and fly fishing whenever he can - but not nearly enough.

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