A Christmas of Care
How we use our wealth does matter to God. In the sixth chapter of Matthew’s Gospel, Jesus called upon believers to store up treasure in heaven rather than on earth. That is, we are to seek after and pursue things that are important to the heart of God, rather than the sinful desires of man. What is the heart of God? In Matthew 25:35 Jesus said, “For I was hungry and you gave me to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was stranger and you invited me in. I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you visited me.” The most important gift that we could give this Christmas is the gift of ourselves… time talent & treasure to another broken, lost and lonely individual, of which there are many in our community. These are the least Jesus speaks about in that passage, and what we do or neglect to do to and for them, we also do to Him. Who is coming for Christmas dinner at your house? Is there a place that morning or that evening for a stranger? Is there a gift of time that you could give to a mercy mission or ministry either in Squamish or the wider community? Who could you invite and bring to worship Christmas Eve. Who are you going to be Jesus hands, feet and heart for this Christmas?