CELEBRATING CHRISTMAS THROUGH SHARING OF GIFTS!
And when they had come into the house, they saw the young child with Mary His mother, and fell down and worshipped Him. And when they had opened their treasures, they presented gifts to Him: gold, frankincense, and myrrh (Matthew 2:11).
Today happens to be a Boxing Day celebration; a day set aside worldwide in celebrating the love of Jesus Christ through the sharing of gifts. In the opening text, the Bible tells us that when the wise men came into the house and saw the young child with Mary the mother; they fell down and worshipped Him. They opened their treasures and presented to Him gifts such as: gold, frankincense and myrrh. Every Christian should endeavor to always celebrate Christmas through the sharing of gifts to the poor and less privilege in the society.
As Christians we are expected to do likewise. We are to worship Jesus Christ and express our love through sharing of money and gifts to the less privilege in our society. This is one of the potent ways to reciprocate the love of Jesus Christ. That is why the Bible says in 1 John 3:17, “But whoever has this world’s goods, and sees his brothers in need, and shuts up his heart from him, how does the love of God abide in him?” A Christian should learn to express the love of God through sharing of gifts to the poor and less privilege in the society.
Christmas is the celebration of God’s unreserved love to humanity. The celebration of Christmas is incomplete without showing love to your neighbor. That is the reason why Jesus Christ said in John 13:34, “A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another; as I have loved you, that you also love one another.” God expects you to love and share what you have with your neighbors especially the less privilege in the society. Every Christian should take note of the fact that sharing of gifts during Christmas is an expression of God’s love. Happy Christmas and Boxing Day celebration!
Daily Tip: There is love in sharing! Share your food, clothes, money and gifts with the poor and less privilege in the society. Shalom!
Golden Text: And the King will answer and say to them, “Assuredly, I say to you, inasmuch as you did it to one of the least of these My brethren, you did it to Me (Matthew 25:40).
PRAYER: TAKE A WORSHIP SONG AS LED
- Thank God for today and about the Word of God you have just read.
- Humbly acknowledge your weakness and limitation before God.
- Oh Lord my Heavenly Father! Give me the grace to share Your love with my neighbor and less privilege in the society forever in Jesus Christ Name! Amen.
- Holy Spirit! I bind the spirit of selfishness in my life forever in Jesus Christ Name! Amen.
- Pray generally as led by the Holy Spirit concerning your life, situations and challenges.
For Further Study: Matthew 25. RBT: REVELATION 4-5
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