Will It Be Merry?


Think of people who don’t have much hope of having a happy Christmas and get busy thinking of ways to encourage them.

“Be hospitable to one another...As each one has received a special gift, employ it in serving one another as good stewards of the manifold grace of God.” (1 Peter 4:9-10)

Christmas is very close and I hope you are going to have a happy one—not because of the gifts you are going to get, but because you are celebrating the true meaning of Christmas. The saying has become almost trite; nevertheless, it is something to think about: “Jesus is the reason for the season.”

Christmas should be a joyful time, but for many people it becomes a depressing time—either because they can’t afford to compete in the gift-giving activities or because they are away from their loved ones and feeling lonely.

Think of people you know who don’t have much hope of having a happy Christmas—financially, physically, or emotionally. Call someone today, and tell that person that you love him or her and that God does too. See if there is anything that person needs.

The holidays can be a very lonely time for some people. If you can invite others into your home, that’s great. But if not, at least call and give of yourself. The busier you are doing for others, the happier your Christmas will be.

Commit your works to the Lord” (Proverbs 16:3).

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