Advent Devotions 2018

The Joy of Giving

Posted by Carol Lannom on

The angel said to them, “Do not be afraid; for see—I am bringing you good news of great joy for all the people…” -Luke 2:10

Many years ago, when my children were younger, they had the spirit of giving to others where needed.  Our family lived in a large home in Ohio and we were fortunate to have two Christmas trees decorated.

My boys discovered there was a family in the neighborhood who was unable to afford a tree for the children.  One of our trees was silver with blue ornaments.  The tree was loaded carefully onto the back of our pickup truck with all the ornaments on it. 

The recipients of the tree lived in a second floor apartment, and the tree was delivered to them to enjoy the Christmas holiday.

I felt so blessed to be able to instill the joy of giving to my boys .  God has blessed us with so much over the years through the gift of love and kindness.


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