Thursday, December 10, 2009

Is Santa Coming?

True story:
A local hotel adopts a nearby school for Christmas. The school is not in a wealthy zip code, but in a part of town most people don't visit on purpose. A hotel employee asks one of the students, "Is Santa gonna visit you this year?" The little boy says, "Why should he, he never has before."

That is a true story.

Now for your challenge.

How many of you are planning on buying your kids a board game for Christmas? How many of you are getting your kids Lego's. How many will buy a new jacket, socks or shoes? How many will spend on your kids 'way too much?' How many toys will be under your tree that your kids will never play with? Be honest.

How many of you have gone to your local Salvation Army or your Wal-Mart or church and picked up an Angel off the Angel Tree or filled a LifePack? These kids don't want much, just look. They want books, shoes, socks, a hat.... How hard is it to pick up an extra board game, or an extra pair of socks or an extra book?

Truth be told? It's not hard, it's just... are you willing?

All of those kids just want 'Santa' to come because he never has before...

Help a child in need. 'It is more blessed to give than to receive.' Acts 20:35


  1. Our pastor used that very same verse on Sunday! For the very same reason!

  2. We have a tree at our school for our own students. Jake and I decided not to give each other gifts this year and instead buy gifts for the kids at my school. I had more fun picking out clothes and legos than I would opening up a present. I enjoyed your post!


For Christ's love compels us, because we are convinced that one died for all, and therefore all died. -Corinthians 5:14