It's Thankful Thursday. It's December and I joyfully give thanks to the Lord, Almighty for His Son.
What is true about December is, this is month many people soften to the idea of Jesus. They are more willing to hear about Him. They often attend church in December when they won't go any other time. They will listen to the story of the virgin birth and the conclusion with the cross and ressurection.
This is a month of hope.
So, I'm looking past the busyness of the season to see someone who might be open to hear about Jesus. I might send a card in the mail, yes the real mail, to encourage someone this time of year. I may buy a family's lunch or dinner anonymously at a restaurant. I will perhaps drop a bag of groceries on the front porch of a friend who is struggling financially. I may do all of these in hope that they see there are people in this world who step outside of selfishness. That they may see people can be generous and share love and gifts without any expectation in return. In hope that they ask, "Why?"
Why would someone bestow a random act of kindness?
It's because of Jesus.
Matthew 25: 37-40 “Then the righteous will answer him, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you something to drink? When did we see you a stranger and invite you in, or needing clothes and clothe you? When did we see you sick or in prison and go to visit you?’
“The King will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.’
Then step back and watch what God will do.
Some of the most impactful moments in my unbelieving spouse's life have been when I randomly pay for a stranger's meal or pay a toll for the car behind me at the toll booth. Small amounts of money. BIG impact on the heart.
Let HIS light shine through our eyes and bring glory to the name of Jesus. It's time to celebrate the birth of the King of Kings!
Have a blessed Thursday and rejoice for unto us us born this day in the city of David, a Savior, which is Christ the Lord. ~!Luke 2:11
Giant Hugs and blessings on this Thankful Thursday, Lynn