I found this lovely Christmas song by the acapella group Pentatonix to share with you today. It captures all of the different aspects of Christmas – children playing, kisses under the mistletoe, stockings hanging and candles glowing. But in the bridge they really capture the most important aspect of Christmas for me….
The joy that fills our hearts
When we strip back everything else – one thing remains at Christmas. JOY. Even in the most difficult Christmases we can find joy.
The joy of being with loved ones, the joy of time off work and the joy of giving to others. No matter how big or small the gift is, – or even if it’s a free gift like our presence, we can find pure joy in giving to others.
“In everything I did, I showed you that by this kind of hard work we must help the weak, remembering the words the Lord Jesus himself said: ‘It is more blessed to give than to receive.’ ””
Acts 20:35 NIV
This Christmas wouldn’t it be great if that’s what we all focused on – giving to others?! Not looking for what we can get but what we can give!
To get you into the spirit of Christmas listen to today’s track and have a think about what Christmas really means to you.