My Early Christmas Offering

Okay I confess I love Christmas so much that I have been busy decorating our home, preparing for a family visit still a month away and have already been listening to Christmas music! So if you are ready here is an early offering to my readers of a lovely song I have been so blessed by from Keith and Kristyn Getty titled ; “In the Bleak Midwinter” This is such a lovely gentle song. My prayer for you today is that in this pandemic of panic that tries to grip our hearts and tear away at all that is good and pure that you will find as you listen with me a center of peace found only as we worship our king who gently came to the manger on a bleak midwinter day!

Visiting Jesus This Christmas

And the King will answer them, ‘Truly, I say to you, as you did it to one of the least of these my brothers, you did it to me.’ Matthew 25:40 ESV

“Kin you afford to lose this?” Alice said as she fingered the blue sweater that I had thrown over her shoulders as she sat shivering in her wheel chair. I smiled and nodded in assurance and then she began to tell her story. “I dun know how I ga heer! Awl I know is I wuz waitin’ fer the bus an’ I fell an now am heer.”

Alice’s story is so like that of a thousand others. She could remember clearly growing up in Ireland and often reminded me, “New one az soffered like the Irish people.” But Alice did not know that she was in a nursing home understand why she was there, or what had become of her family. This year as Christmas is approaching remember Alice’s story. It may take only a sweater, a plate of cookies of a few heart-felt Christmas carols to unlock the secrets of those who are especially precious to Jesus. Maybe He calls them brothers and sisters because like Him there has no room been found for them at the inn.

Why not ask God to help you share the love and message of Jesus Christ with them this year? It doesn’t matter whether we come with costly gifts like the wise men or with only praise like the shepherds. Jesus sits by their sides and He will counts it all as done for Him if we will simply choose to come! If you have been praying about it and just are not sure how to get started, I have included a short video that may help you put feet to your prayers.