Thursday, December 3, 2009
Lead With Love
If over 86% of Americans are said to believe in Jesus, why are we eliminating Him from our holidays? I hate having to be 'politically correct' for the minority. The majority has rights too, but are we getting anywhere by protesting?
If we spent half as much time evangelizing as we did trying to legislate morality, we'd see a lot more results.
If it bothers you that your town doesn't allow a scene depicting Christ's birth, put a Nativity scene on your own front lawn. If we all did that, there wouldn't be any need for one on the town square. They would be EVERYWHERE!
Some people may be calling it a 'holiday tree,' but remember, Christ made ALL trees.
Instead of writing letters objecting to the way Christ's birthday is celebrated, write letters of love and hope to soldiers away from home. They REALLY need them.
Visit someone in a nursing home, even if you do not know them. They just need to know that someone cares about them.
Instead of writing the President complaining about the wording on the cards his staff sent out, write and tell him that you'll be praying for him and his family.
Instead of giving your children gifts you can't afford and they don't need, tell them the story of Christ's birth, and why He came here. Remind them that Jesus loves them.
Pick someone that has hurt you in the past and forgive him or her.
Did you know that someone in your town will attempt to take their own life this season because they feel so alone and hopeless? Since you don't know who that person is, try giving everyone you meet a warm smile; it could make the difference.
When you are out shopping, even if the store clerk isn't allowed to wish you a 'Merry Christmas,' that doesn't keep you from wishing them one.
If you really want to make a difference, support a missionary.
Just like the song says, let others know you are a Christian by your love. 'Lead with Love,' is what I always say.
Lastly, believe it or not, there are people, even whole families, in your town, and yes even here in my town, who will have no presents to give or receive this Christmas. That is one of the reasons why I started the Christmas at Home project a few years ago. I hope you will support it again this year as many of you have in the past. Even if you don't know them, show them God's love for them by buying them some food and even a new toy for the little ones.
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