far better…

Joy… I’ll admit… it’s been lacking… as I find the days toward Christmas slipping by… the panic of doing… setting in…

shopping…
wrapping…
tree trimming…
decorating…

Facing today… my heart felt pressed… so I let loose a prayer…

Lord… fill me with joy… I can’t do this Season with cheer…
but You can… HELP…!

And the day proceeded… pressing forward with to do’s… trusting Him to provide… what was lacking…
Then in the midst of wrapping the first few gifts… I remember… a story I’d seen on the news… filled with JOY…
A story I wanted to be a part of… wished I’d thought of… wished I’d had the resources to re-create…
The joy of giving… ignited anew… surely if an airline can… I can too…
And the Truth… it is revealed in the story… and in my heart’s response… it’s far better to give… than to receive…

“…You’ll not likely go wrong here if you keep remembering that our Master said, ‘You’re far happier giving than getting.'”
Acts 20:35 Msg
Lord… thank You for this reminder… keep it fresh in my heart… as Christmas draws near…

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