In the midst of what is meant to be a season of giving of gifts, what would it look like if we took the materialism out of it and got creative with our gift-giving? After all, the most generous, creative gift ever given was that from The Father, His only Son, that we would be able to dwell with Him in what is to be the most beautiful dwelling place that we can’t even begin to fathom: heaven!
May this poem inspire you to be creative in your gift-giving this season.
On the 1st day of Christmas, my neighbor gave to me
A homemade ornament to put on my tree
On the 2nd day of Christmas, a stranger said to me
Tis the season to be generous after buying my coffee
On the 3rd day of Christmas a friend reached out to me
In the midst of my loneliness and took me to a movie
On the 4th day of Christmas, a surprise came to me
I opened up the door to a stocking filled with goodies
On the 5th day of Christmas, a long-lost relative Facebooked me
With a real apology
By the 6th day of Christmas I was starting to recognize
That God was using others to open up my eyes
On the 7th day of Christmas my neighbor got from me
A homemade thank you for the ornament now on my tree
On the 8th day of Christmas, I turned to a stranger behind me
And said, Tis the season to be generous, let me buy your coffee
On the 9th day of Christmas, I called the friend who had reached out to me
And invited to pick them up for dinner and a movie
On the 10th day of Christmas, I stretched outside of me
And went to a stranger’s door and dropped off a bag of goodies
On the 11th day of Christmas I asked God to help me
Reach out to an old friend with a humble apology
By the 12th day of Christmas, I was able to see
That God shows His love thru strangers, friends and family.
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