It is declared the most wonderful time of the year and who could argue with all the festivities, the lights, the trees, the music, and the gifts. You cannot help but get wrapped up in the spirit of Christmas.
One of the highlights for me is to sit down with my niece and nephew and have them write out their Christmas list. My nephew has made it easier by listing his list in the order of most importance. I think he is pretty clever.
Today, I was reading a blog titled When Christmas Gets Radical: Whose Birthday Is It Really? For a decade now, this family (in her words) is turning the Christmas tree upside down and letting gifts all fall into the hands of the poor. She said, “I’d rather only fill a child’s tummy than fill my house with anymore things.”
Instead of her family making out their Christmas list, they thumb through catalog pages of Compassion International, Samaritan’s Purse, & World Vision (just to name a few) and pick out gifts for those less fortunate.
By her inspiring words, I am reminded of this. As I seek out the perfect gifts, maybe I can add one more to my list.