Monday, December 24, 2007

The Spirit of Giving........

This Christmas we want to teach our children to be givers. We also want to teach them to be receivers. We want them to receive the grace of God given to them in the gospel. We want them to receive this King who was willing to come down to them so that they would not have to reach up to Him. We want them to receive Jesus more than anything. We want this for them and for you because of the promise in John 1:12-13:

"But to all who received Him (Jesus), to all who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God, who were born not of blood nor of the will of the flesh nor of the will of man, but of God."

When we receive from God we learn what it means to give to God and others. In short, we give by receiving. We give out of a thankful heart for the grace we’ve received, and that brings glory to God and good to others.
We made cookies and sent it along with cocoa and homemade flap jack mix to our elderly neighbors. They were so greatful and our hearts were too !!!


  1. Merry Christmas to you and yours!
    Sandra Evertson

  2. Such an excellent gift you are giving your children - the gift of learning the importance of receiving Christ.

    We wish you and your family a very Merry Christmas!

  3. Just wonderful! I hope you and your family had a blessed Christmas!