"As Christmas comes around and buying presents may take center stage; may I humbly suggest the gift of your presence (pun intended) to those dear to you..."
Post Easter, life continues to be impacted by COVID. But more significantly, by another “c”- a dear family member’s diagnosis of stage 2 cancer. ☹ It was on Maundy Thursday when we collected the routine health report from the clinic. Much to our surprise, a marker flagged something amiss and the full impact of it did not unravel till weeks after Easter as we ran tests after tests while dealing with the initial denial and fear of the unknown.
As Christmas comes around and buying presents may take center stage; may I humbly suggest the gift of your presence (pun intended) to those dear to you. One which money cannot buy and which only you can afford. The Bible states in Ecclesiastes 3:1 “There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under heaven”, may we steward time and the different seasons of our life wisely. Incidentally, these wise words can be found in the song “Turn, Turn, Turn” by The Byrds.
Matthew 1:23 “The virgin will be with child and will give birth to a son, and they will call him Immanuel – which means, “God with us”. May His presence be the greatest gift you will receive.
Blessed Christmas to all.