last Sunday morning I was thinking about this season and the theme of 'giving' was very much in the forefront of my thoughts. One of the things I love about Christmas is the opportunity to give, the spirit of generosity and good will that is in the air. "It is more blessed to give than to receive" said the King of Christmas who is himself the Gift of God, Eternal and abundant LIFE and the manifestation of pure and perfect LOVE. I thought about the expression we sometimes use, "Give until it hurts" and suddenly my heart was struck with a picture of Jesus hanging on the cross in excruciating agony. It bought instant tears to my eyes and I said to myself ...
"wow, He really gave until it hurt."
Born in a manger to die on a tree for you and for me. How can I not live for Him. His love is amazing.