Carry each other’s burdens, and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ. Galatians 6:2
It is the Season of Love. Celebrating the birth of Jesus, God’s gift to us. My favorite time of year and perhaps yours as well. But it is important to note that not everyone is celebrating the holiday season right now. Instead, some are coping with illnesses, loss of loved ones and more. Just in my little circle of love, loss and illness are dominating the lives of several families I know.
While rejoicing in the birth of our Savior, our thoughts at this time of year are often festive and in preparation of family gatherings, church services, bountiful meals, even Santa visits for the little ones. In all of our cheer and celebrating, the decorations, and lights we must not lose sight of those that need our prayers and or help. John 15:12
Remembering my childhood, lavish with dolls, books, bikes and games, I realize there are children that will be forgotten unless we step up as a community to help. Then those that are sick cling onto hope and in a season of miracles, it is what is wished for most, a healthy body. A phone call of encouragement, an invitation to a meal, a box of wrapped toys or homemade cookies left at the front door. Big or small, we can make a difference and shine God’s Light in the darkness.
I recall many years ago a dear friend was in his last days. I dropped off a CD of Christmas music wrapped in gold at the front door. His wife said when she saw it she cried because she knew someone was thinking of them at a time when they felt forgotten. Let’s pray that the Holy Spirit would lead and move us to do for someone which illuminates Christ’s love. And do not forget to do good and to share with others, for with such sacrifices God is pleased. Hebrews 13:16