Every member and every prospective member in your group needs a little Christmas. Many classes and groups have or will engage in Christmas parties and projects during this season. Why? Because Everyone Needs a Little Christmas…Right this very minute…
On December 3, my Sunday School class of gathered for a great time of fellowship and fun. The class had encouraged everyone to bring gifts for the “Dirty Santa” exchange. People had signed up to bring food. The class was fully taking advantage of Christmas.
On the night of the party, my wife and I were absent. Yes, we missed the great food and the great fellowship and the fun. It wasn’t by choice…my mom was in critical condition in ICU. We needed a little Christmas too.
In the weeks following, many of the class members have sent e-mails, phone calls, and prayed for my mom and my family during this time. My experience this year, reminds me that taking advantage of Christmas is more than just having the parties and doing the service projects. Christmas is a great time to remember class members who might be struggling to have a little Christmas this year. Maybe, their daughter graduated from college, got married, and now lives in Indonesia . This will be the first Christmas without her. Maybe it is the loss of a loved one and this will be a difficult Christmas. Maybe the family has broken up and this is the first Christmas apart. Maybe it’s the first Christmas of a blended marriage between a great couple, but the kids are struggling because their mom or dad is no longer there.
As a class, don’t forget to take advantage of Christmas and to provide a little Christmas this year.
Because of Christmas, God is with us! Share the message of Christmas this year by rejoicing with those who rejoice and weeping with those who weep.