Wednesday, December 22, 2010

The Joy of Giving 2010


I had the chance to pick presents for 30+ kids. A member of our church shops for deals all year and donates items for prizes and presents. So this year at our Christmas dinner, we were able to give each kid a present. Since I am the children's pastor, I was in charge of deciding who got what. It was neat to realize that since I have a relationship with each kid, I knew what they would like. Each conversation we have had, made it easier and a joy to pick out their present. The joy came from knowing each child. The joy came from the relationship.


I am thanking God for the joy of giving, the joy of relationships this Christmas!

2 comments:

MyStory of HiStory said...

Love it! So true. The fact that you know each kid well enough to pick out a gift they'd like speaks volumes about the amount of time (key ingredient in any relationship) you've devoted to them. This subject of "time" has been on my mind a lot recently. Started to hash out a post about it - didn't get too far & ended up w/ one very short post called "Gifts Money Can't Buy" instead. But you've re-inspired me ... perhaps I'll try again......Time will tell :)

Randi Sue said...

Mystory of History, I knew you would agree with this thought. Glad it inspired you.