One week until Christmas! How did that happen! Have you finished your shopping? Decorations in place? Stockings hung with care? Cookies baked? Menu planned for Christmas Eve and Christmas Day? That's okay you still have almost a week.
More importantly have you thought of those less fortunate? Have you picked an angel or two from the angel trees that the Salvation Army has in various locations all over town? This year I decided on the Food Angel Tree from Kroger grocery store. For $25.00 you can pick a local family from the tree and they will be provided with Christmas dinner food. These are hard times for a lot of people. But for the Grace of God go you or I. Please help if you can.
This is a brief part of our wonderful ministers, Scott and Susan Winkler, message from our church newsletter this month:
"God's gift is His son, Jesus. Our gift is to accept what is so lovingly offered. God's gift is to guide us by His word, by His Spirit. Our gift is to live as we are taught. No wrapping paper needed, no lights needed to wrap around the tree. Just an open and honest life given to God. Be thankful for Christ's gift, for God's love and for the good people who are all around you showing you what His love looks like."
Have a Blessed week and don't get stressed. Remember it's not about the presents and food.