Because it is all too easy to get caught up in the gift-buying and party-going of Christmas, slow down long enough to savor the real meaning. The real meaning of Christmas is greater than family, tradition, and gift-giving. The real meaning is that it was the beginning of the greatest rescue operation ever: A Heaven-sent Savior came to seek and save the lost! Try these five little ideas for a big impact on your family (and beyond!) this season.
Warm up. Go through your coat closet and take your children’s outgrown winter items to a women and children’s shelter.
Sacrifice your change. Collect change throughout the year for the Lottie Moon Foreign Missions offering. Don’t just empty your pockets, but truly make sacrifices along the way, in front of your children. For example, forgo purchasing your favorite soft drink one week at the grocery, and put the money you would have spent in your missions jar. At the end of the year, as you count and roll the change, pray together for the missionaries.
|Missionary Lottie Moon and Chinese children|
Illustration courtesy of Heritage Seekers
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