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GIFT GIVING FROM BIBLICAL CHARACTERS
Not all Christmas gifts come wrapped in ribbon. Take time to consider a lesson in gift giving from Biblical characters who gave the greatest gifts of all.
The gift of blessing is seen by the prophet Simeon when he offered blessings to the baby Jesus and his parents in Luke 2:33-35. Your blessings can greatly influence the lives of others when shared in these fun-to-give ways.
Write a love letter to your spouse or frame your child's name and its meaning.
Give a memory back to your parents by recording or writing about an event you shared with them that was most meaningful in your life.
The gift of support can be notes with Aaron and Hur upholding the hands of Moses in Exodus 17: 10-13. Offer your friendship and support to someone who may be alone this Christmas.
Take a picnic lunch to share with a shut-in or a nursing home resident.
Send a letter to an out-of-town friend struggling with a difficult problem.
Invite a single parent and child to join your family during the holidays.
The gift of sacrifice is seen when Christ pointed to a widow giving her last coin as an example of superior giving in Luke 21: 3 & 4. Our sacrifices can offer new meaning to the word "gift".
Offer a day or night of free babysitting to a home schooling mother and her husband.
Give up your weekly work-out time and surprise the kids with a trip to the park.
Give your silk scarf or gold necklace to the daughter, sister, or good friend who always asks to borrow it.
Give the gift of symbolism as the Wise Men gave in Matthew 2: 11, to your loved ones this Christmas by a ring to symbolize a circle of friendship or a candle to tell someone how she brings light and happiness into your life.
posted on: 12/19/2011 8:47:32 PM by Judy Warmington
category: The Mental Side
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