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A Birthday Present for Jesus

A Birthday Present for Jesus

In our house we have two boys (3 and 6 years old).  We constantly are saying”we are sharers” in efforts to bring peace between the two about a toy, a movie, a coloring book, a blanket, etc.  Today was a lesson not about sharing with our family, but being generous with those we don’t know. 

When I picked up the boys from school we went to their room and picked out stuffed animals we could give away to Lighthouse Ministries (www.lighthousemin.org ) for their Winter Wonderland.  I explained there are children who don’t have as much as they do and we have been blessed with abundance.  Therefore, we are to be “rich in good deeds and to be generous and willing to share” as commanded in God’s Word (1Timothy 6:18). 

My 3 year old didn’t embrace the giving, but my 6 year old really got it!  He gave away one of his favorite stuffed animals and we prayed over it that a little boy just like himself would have many good dreams and many happy hugs and smiles because of it.  I told him that this is best Birthday present we could give to Jesus this season . . . giving His love away.   We also prayed for Lighthouse Ministries and thanked God for the work they do all year round to provide for those less fortunate and bring the gospel of Christ to those who may have never known it.

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