The miracle season is here!
What a wonderful morning Christmas morning is. A morning that the whole world acknowledges the birth of Christ, my saviour. A joyful morning indeed! Christmas time is family time, and waking up to snow trimmed windows is a bonus! I love being with family, where no one is in a hurry and unimportant things are put on hold.
I love to wake up to a well-decorated tree that signifies my saviour being hung on the cross, and the outcome being the gift of eternity to man. Seeing gifts under that tree, brings me even more joy. A sumptuous family breakfast or brunch on a special day like Christmas goes further to shows us how great it is to finally relax from the continuous labouring we do throughout the year. What a lovely time!
The opening of presents is my favourite thing on Christmas day. But lately, I’ve been thinking: “what do I need all these fancy items for?” There is just so much fuss about spending frivolously at this time of year.
“I need a refund, I just found something bigger and better that I want”
Hmm! Seriously! So I decided to do something different this year. I received a much-needed jolt of life and these questions popped into my head:
“Is the spending that goes into Christmas worth it?”
“Where was Christ in all I was doing?”
Jesus gave us courage in his earthly walk. He touched the blind, the lepers, and the sick in mind. Everywhere He turned, He touched lives. I decided to touch lives this season by spending less on ‘gifts’, and more of my resources on the gift of mankind- People. Not just anybody, but the vulnerable of our society.
Jesus loves them, I love them.
I thought to myself, there are people that see Christmas as just another day. Nothing changes for them, instead they feel lonelier. The fact that they have no family or friends becomes more apparent during this season. They have nothing to spend or spare.
As my Master went looking for people like this (as we are able to read about my times in the Word), I am also taking it upon myself to look for them in this season. This is my time to practice the lessons I learned from my saviour.
I call on you my friends, to join me and spread the love of Christ in this season. Please join me in the #ARK – “Acts of Random Kindness” for the next 21 days. In the #ARK, there are few people to help, but outside the #ARK, we can spread our influence. Together, we can put a smile on people’s faces.
With a smile, we can encourage the woman thinking of how to pay her rent. With a 5-minute chat, we can share the love of Christ with the homeless man looking for loose change. With a cup of coffee, we can show a stranger who is so lost in thought, that Jesus cares and so do we. We have the ability to cover the shame of an embarrassed home-maker counting change, in hopes of having enough to pay for groceries. Join me in feeding the homeless or volunteering at soup kitchens.
Please join me to be THE MIRACLE IN SOMEONE’S LIFE.