Sharing the Light!
Today my church spread out all over the county and took homemade cookies to people who have to work on Christmas Eve. This has been a tradition for about 8 years. We go to the firehouses, police stations, hospitals, medical offices, businesses, shops, gas stations, dry cleaners and even restaurants. We thank them for serving our community and offer prayers for them. Attached to the cookies is a Christmas card from our church explaining that we do this for one reason: so they will know that God loves them. This year we delivered to 80 locations using about 1600+ cookies! The stories from the delivery teams are heart warming. One lady turned down the plate of cookies thinking we wanted a donation. When they explained it was a gift with no strings, she started to cry. She told them that she had been resentful that she had to work when most of her friends were off today. She said she had wanted to go to church, and instead the church came to her. I thought this was profound because that is exactly what Jesus did.
Christmas means that God chooses to come to us! So, the folks who follow Jesus, should take the church to those who are hurting, lonely, resentful and do not yet have the light of God shining in them. I pray you experience Jesus, the babe who rescues us, this Christmas and into the new year. He chooses to dwell with us - will you choose to let him live and shine in you?