I have very mixed feelings about Christmas. For years I have struggled to get into the elusive "Christmas spirit" that seems to come so easily to others. Why? Well, now that I've sat down and thought about it, the answer is simple enough.
I know we've all heard that Christmas is about giving rather than receiving. I love giving, but being on the receiving end is much harder for me. God has already given us the best gift ever - Jesus Christ! And year after year, it makes me sad when people give me presents to express their love for me - presents that will one day break, be lost, collect dust, etc.
I think of the words of Jesus in Matthew 6:19-21, "Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy and where thieves break in and steal, but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also."
That being said, the best present anyone can ever get me is anything that will help reach a human soul for Christ and give them the chance to experience eternal bliss with Him in heaven. That's truly all I want for Christmas. So, if you were planning on getting me a Christmas gift anyway, here is your chance to make me the happiest girl alive! Even if you weren't, this organization is a great avenue through which to brighten someone else's Christmas.
May Christ enrich you in ever way to be generous in every way, which will produce thanksgiving to God. This a pretty large amount to raise (water buffalos don't come cheap!), but I have faith that God will see it through! Merry Christmas, everyone! "Thanks be to God for his inexpressible gift!" (2 Cor. 9:15)