Good Morning Sweet friends, I was reading through the other P31 speakers blogs in the wee hours of the morning today and ran across this timely reminder on Micca Campbell's blog and wanted to share it with all of you.Tom and I have adopted a single mom of three for Christmas as our Christmas gift to one another and I began shopping for a few items this morning (I love that Target is open at 8:00). Christmas shopping before work who could ask for more?As I ran up and down the aisles (I'm working today and only had 30 minutes to shop) I couldn't help but weep as I put things in my cart. The young man helping me must have thought I was having some sort of a hormonal break down as the tears fell ever the more with each item we placed in the cart.My tears were for this young woman and her precious children who have suffered much these last 2 years and for God's provision to them. His ever increasing faithfulness to them is a testimony beyond belief.What a privilege to have this opportunity to be "His" hands and feet.What a joy to be an instrument of His provision.What an honor to be called to participate in God's work.I hope this will encourage your hearts today to be "His" hands and feet this Christmas Season.
Santa lives at the North Pole.JESUS
Santa rides in a sleighJESUS
rides on the wind and walks on the water.
Santa comes but once a year. JESUS
is an ever present help.
Santa fills your stockings with goodiesJESUS
supplies all your needs.
Santa comes down your chimney uninvited. JESUS
stands at your door and knocks.. and then enters your heart.
You have to stand in line to see Santa. JESUS
is as close as the mention of His name.
Santa lets you sit on his lap. JESUS
lets you rest in His arms.
Santa doesn't know your name, all he can say is "Hi little boy or girl, What's your name?"JESUS
knew our name before we did.
Not only does He know our name, He knows our address too. He knows our history and future and He even knows how many hairs are on our heads.
Santa has a belly like a bowl full of jelly. JESUS
has a heart full of love.
All Santa can offer is HO HO HOJESUS
offers health, help and hope.
Santa says "You better not cry.
says "Cast all your cares on me for I care for you.
Santa's little helpers make toys. JESUS
makes new life, mends wounded hearts, repairs broken homes and builds mansions. Santa may make you chuckle but JESUS gives you joy that is your strength.
While Santa puts gifts under your tree JESUS became our gift and died on the tree.
It's obvious there is really no comparison. We need to remember WHO
Christmas is all about. We need to put Christ back in Christmas. Jesus is still the reason for the season.
May the Lord Bless and Watch over you and your loved ones this Christmas 2008.
And may He prosper and bless the work of your hands in the New Year.