I have the perfect Christmas present idea. It is good
for your neighbors that you hardly know
for your friends that are grieving
for the young couple who just had a baby
for the young couple who just lost their baby
for your college kids
for your wee kids
for your aging parents
for your pastors
for your administrative assistant
even, for your enemies.
These past few months, I have been re-reading some of my all time favorite books, while I eat lunch and just before I go to sleep. Right now, I am in the middle of Tramp for the Lord, by Corrie Ten Boom.
(If you have not read any of her books before, you will want to start with The Hiding Place, which recounts her families experiences during WWII. They were put in concentration camps for hiding Jews in their home in Holland.)
I am in the middle of her story that takes place after the war. Corrie goes to Germany and buys a former concentration camp and has a home for German refugees of the war.
This morning, Corrie and hymn writer, Fannie Crosby reminded me that the best gift we can give this Christmas is grace, love and kindness.
"Down in the human heart, crushed by the tempter,
Feelings lie buried that grace can restore;
Touched by a loving heart, wakened by kindness
Chords that were broken will vibrate once more."
Merry Christmas to you, my dear blogging friends.