Scripture and a Picture – Where Can We Show LOVE this Christmas?
2 Corinthians 3:17-18 from The Message:
Whenever, though, they turn to face God as Moses did, God removes the veil and there they are—face-to-face! They suddenly recognize that God is a living, personal presence, not a piece of chiseled stone. And when God is personally present, a living Spirit, that old, constricting legislation is recognized as obsolete. We’re free of it! All of us! Nothing between us and God, our faces shining with the brightness of his face. And so we are transfigured much like the Messiah, our lives gradually becoming brighter and more beautiful as God enters our lives and we become like him.
This week we are memorizing this verse from NIV.
Now the Lord is Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom.
I see light shining from our faces when we are in Christ. Thank you Jesus.
The LOVE of God who sent his Son to save us. To break down the barrier between God and us. To give us a spirit of freedom.
This is the second Sunday in Advent – LOVE
For many years our family has decided to forgo the family gift giving tradition. We do give small gifts to the grandchildren. Instead of family gifts we use that money to reach out to others and give to our favourite charities.
Where can you show love this Christmas?
Keep your eyes open and your prayers lifted up and God will show you how to love.
Here are some ideas:
- food banks
- sponsor a needy family
- help a neighbour
Personally, here are our favourite charities, after our church:
International Messengers Canada
The Highlands Pregnancy Care Centre
HASP – Haliburton Assistance for Single Parents
Ratanak International (this is the charity that I am working with for December to raise awareness of human trafficking.)
World Vision Child Sponsorship
Heavenly Father, help us to look to you – and absorb the Holy Spirit in order to shine Your light to the world. Help us to think beyond ourselves this Christmas. Help us to help others. In Jesus’ name. Amen
Where can you show LOVE this Christmas? (tweet this)
I am adding a linky that will be open until Christmas for you to LINK the charities that you sponsor. You may link as many as you like. I will be adding mine too. And in the comments you can explain what reasons you give to certain groups.
ADD your charity LINKS here:
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A wonderful post on love, Janis. Are you submitting any art for today’s Creative Tuesday?