Wednesday, December 2, 2009
Giving Thru Christmas Challenge-Day 25
I have been slack for a while about posting ideas for giving, but the spirit is still there and I have still been at it on a personal level. I hope you are looking for opportunites in the world around you to reach out. I have been struck today by the vast number of people who are hurting, particularly the families of ministers. I know of four specific tragedies that have taken place since Thanksgiving Day in the lives of pastors.
There are certainly many who are hurting. So many are sick, so many are mourning losses, so many have dire financial situations, and so many are without hope. I struggle daily with not being absorbed with my own busyness. It is an effort to look beyond the four walls of my own home. Yet, I do not want to skate through life and miss the whole point. I pray to be focused on the eternal rather than the temporal.
I learned of another easy way to be an encourager to US Soldiers today. When you are addressing your Christmas Cards, address one to:
A Recovering American Soldier
c/o Walter Reed Army Medical Center
6900 Georgia Avenue NW
Washington DC 20307-5001
Thank a brave American for their sacrifice this season! I encourage you to pray for the soldier who will receive your card as well, and tell them that you did. You may not know who will receive it, but God does!
Saving and Giving is hosting A Time to Give today that is sure to have lots of awesome giving ideas, check it out!