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A favorite story I like to tell to my “kids” at church is this…
There once was a boy named Billy. He was SOOOO excited for his birthday party and invited all of his friends from school.
The day of the party arrived, and Billy sat by his front window, waiting with great anticipation.
One by one, each of his friends walked towards his house with a beautifully wrapped gift…but as he waited to greet them, the doorbell never rang.
Puzzled, he ran back to the window to find that each of his friends walked right by his house, without stopping to even glance his way.
Where were they going? Why did they carry a gift if not for him?
Billy sat an waited all afternoon, but not one friend came to celebrate his birthday with him. He realized that it wasn’t the gifts he didn’t receive that made him sad, it was watching his friends pass by his house without even a thought…that broke his heart.
This Christmas…Whose Birthday is it anyway? Might Jesus feel like Billy, as He watches us celebrate with each other without even glancing His way?
Celebrate Jesus Birthday this Christmas.
Give Him EVERY glance…
in the way that you share
in the way that you serve
love others in His name
extend the gift He gave to you:)
I had buttons made for all our “kid’s church” leaders to wear, and I get them out and put one on to this day! I am always in need of this reminder!
Homemade caramels are a welcome change from cookies and make great gifts for teachers, office staff, family and friends. I have been making them for 30 years and now many of my friends have added them to their family’s Christmas traditions. You can find the detailed recipe (and other food gifts) here on my blog by clicking on THE CARAMEL RECIPE. The tags were made with a stamp from my Christmas Stamp Set found at my Etsy shop.
Hope you are each having some time to prepare your hearts for the real gift of Christmas…our Savior.
I’m home along, listening to Laura Story…just had to stop what I was doing and stand up with arms lifted high…singing to the only one who could hear me! (well, me & Mr. Snowman)
“Take all of my life, all of my life, and make something beautiful. I Open my hand, trusting your plan -so that all will see your work in me…make something beautiful!”
-from “Make Something Beautiful” by Laura Story
I love that even if we are too rebellious, sinful, and full of pride
EVEN THE ROCKS will cry out His name!
Let’s not let a bunch of rocks show us up:)