Thursday, December 22, 2005

Another insane week...

So light blogging. However, Barbara at MommyLife never seems to have these weeks and churns out posts regularly. One of her best was this week on teachability. Boy did I need to read it too!

This week has been mostly consumed with organizing Christmas for a family of 8 who will otherwise have a pretty bleak one. Although it has taken a lot of time and effort, it has also been one of the best parts of this Christmas. There is no better way to celebrate, in my opinion, than blessing someone who's struggling. After all, God has done that for me in my salvation and He has used the Body of Christ to bless me in my times of need (whether physical, emotional, or spiritual). It's a joy to be able to pass it on. The generosity of our church toward this family has been a sweet spot as well, and as for the family we are helping, they are hard working and have a great attitude. That makes it all the more special to be able to help them out. If you haven't done something for someone in need this Christmas, seek somebody out. There's nothing like it to fill one up with the true Christmas Spirit.

2 comments:

Urka said...

Steph,

Ryan and I have decided not to exchange gifts at Christmas. This year, along with his folks, we're participating in sending boxes to people in Iraq and Afganistan.

It truly is a blessing to be able to help someone in need. That is what Christ did for us. He came to give us something we couldn't get on our own! Something we could never afford, but desperately needed.

Charity Grace said...

What a wonderful way to celebrate! You are right, it is such a picture (in small scale of course) of what Jesus did for us. Thanks for sharing.