HAVE YOU THOUGHT ABOUT A “SELFLESS” CHRISTMAS?
Hello Deer Flat Family,
We’re eight days into the month, and maybe you’re not totally done shopping. I’d like to take a moment to provoke your thoughts. It’s been on my heart over the past couple of months to target a “selfless” Christmas. What does that mean and what does that look like?
It’s so easy for us to be consumed with ourselves. We live in a world that is over the top with self-centeredness. When you step back from the commercialism of Christmas, you realize that the thrust is about considering “others.” This was and still is the heart of the very Savior that left Heaven and all the joys of it, and took on flesh and blood, determined that he would serve and give His life as a ransom for many.
You don’t have to look very hard or very far to see the overwhelming needs that surround us in the lives of others. I’m wondering how different it would be if you (and if you have a family) thought about being intentional about make this a selfless Christmas.
Donating is easy to do and it makes a big difference. You can donate time, talents or money. Donate to a charity, donate clothes to a homeless shelter or donate food or toys to needy families this holiday season. Volunteering is one of the single greatest thing you can do during this season. Perhaps adopting a family for the holidays. Fixing a meal, scratching out some notes of encouragement, or stopping by to visit the forgotten person who is at the care center. This and so much more awaits anyone who wants to get out of themselves and become a “go giver.”
Whatever you do, don’t miss this Sunday! I’ll give you two great reasons…
First hour – 3 special guests – YOU CAN’T MISS THIS. You’re going to be given one of the greatest opportunities to make a tangible difference in someone’s life, perhaps like never before. I’ll be sharing this amazing invitation through these special guests whom you’re going to love. It’s a great morning to include someone! Amazing music and amazing guests await you.
Second hour – The Children’s Christmas Program. This is ALWAYS a huge part of December at Deer Flat. Julie and her team have been preparing for weeks and now the big day arrives. Bring your family, your camera and your friends. It’s going to be full of life and GREAT NEWS!
I can’t wait to see you this Sunday! Come expecting a tremendous morning. Let’s capitalize on these Sundays of December together! I LOVE MY CHURCH!