So, how many toys under your tree were broken on Christmas morning? Not just the ones for the kids but the grownups as well?
Please pardon the intrusion, but once again it allowed me a punctuation mark on the closing sentence of 2011. Every gift in every one of 7 million shoeboxes delivered thru Operation Christmas Child will one day lose their effectiveness. That is, their material effectiveness; their spiritual value is eternal. The difference between our perspective and theirs is the price of our toys and the size of our shoeboxes. Then again, it’s the thought that counts right? Our gifts of love and acts of service are extensions of the loving hand of God into lives that need to know that love. But, it’s not just the kid inAfricaor the Romanian orphan that need to know that love. It’s also the children of all ages in our communities, our churches and even under own roofs…including you and me. Here’s hoping that whatever the holidays delivered to your home will last year-long in your heart. Something about the reassuring love of God that brings joy and peace to our personal existence…the real gift that keeps on giving.