Christmas time is about giving,
… but where there is a giving,
… there must also be a receiving,
Yes it’s Christmas time,
… when giving seems uppermost on most people’s minds.
Yet so often that giving is not really from the heart,
… but a habit, or from a sense of necessity!
However, if you look at the act of giving,
… from the other side of the coin,
then you will see the value there should be,
… in this special time and season!
What about looking at receiving,
… and consider that where there is a giving,
… there also must be a receiving!
Therefore, if you do not or cannot receive,
… you will actually have nothing to give!
… it is not about things,
… it is all about the heart!
Why is there a Christmas anyway?
Because someone gave His all for you,
… in fact He gave His life for you!
… without asking your permission!
Are you ready to receive His gift?
… because that does need your permission!
He valued you so much He gave His life,
…. and if you receive that gift of life,
you also will have something special in you, to give!
By this we know love, because He laid down His life for us.
And we also ought to lay down our lives for the brethren.
But whoever has this world’s goods, and sees his brother in need,
and shuts up his heart from him, how does the love of God abide in him?