What Does Jesus Want For Christmas?

Hello everyone-

The question we left open this week is – “What Does Jesus Want For Christmas?”

We focused on 2 things
To treat others justly and with kindness and compassion. To help others – to meet needs – to love – to go beyond just mere words – but let our gratitude for Jesus overflow in acts of love to others.
Maybe what Jesus would love is simply to have more of us this holiday season. Maybe it could be as simple as 5 minutes a day of pure – undistracted time with God. I would be willing to bet you that if you did this – that over time you might want more. You might move to 10 or even 15 minutes! It’s amazing how much this can become some of the sweetest time of our day. Why? Because deep down in ways we don’t completely understand – we need it. Maybe this isn’t just a great gift to give Him – but to us as well..

This week, I’d like to invite you to keep considering this question – to take time if you have kids, to sit down and discuss this with them. If you are a grandparent – ask your grandkids or invite them to do something with you. If you are a kid, or a single person; maybe consider doing something with your friends.

This could literally be the most meaningful thing of your entire holiday season!

But please don’t forget this. Sometimes the greatest gifts aren’t big extravagant things – but they come in moments where we are at the grocery store; or walking down the street and God gives us a chance to really listen to someone; or to meet a need. All it takes sometimes is for us to be looking for the opportunities the Lord brings to us.

I pray you have a wonderful week! I am so grateful for you guys. May God bless you!

Pastor Ryan