The Giving Frame

Does Santa make us selfish? Maybe it’s time to redefine Santa. It’s not just about Santa. Perhaps we should also start living in the frame of giving. We, adults, should teach kids what generosity is all about. The words we use will always influence others especially kids.

Jesus is the best example of a great giver. He didn’t ask for anything after all the things and miracles He did. We should be like Jesus, selfless (selfless with wisdom).  And because Christmas day is fast approaching, we should be reminded that Christmas is not about receiving, it’s all about giving. Jesus was born to save us (still it’s all about US). Jesus died on the cross to save us (still it’s all about US). He gave His life for us, for the sake of many. It is significant reminder that we should never forget to give. Also, be a cheerful giver because giving cheerfully makes us feel good inside and out.

As what Deuteronomy 16:17 said Every man shall give as he is able, according to the blessing of the LORD your God which he has given you. Let us all learn how to give because our God is able. He has blessed us with all the blessings so that we can share it and have fellowship with each other. Let’s make this season about THEM and not all about ME. Think of ways on how this holiday could brighten up someone else’s life and at the same time be an encouragement to you.

Now, what will your Christmas be? Will it be about getting or receiving?


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