This has been heavy on my heart and I just wanted to share it. The Holiday season is upon us. A time to laugh, share and enjoy good times with friends and family. It is also one of the worst economic periods that this country has faced. Millions of hard working Americans are without a job this season. But what can we do about it?
What comes to mind when you hear the word “Love”? Granted the meaning has changed many times over the years and has come to mean many different things. In Hebrew, one of the earliest languages, the word love is “Ahava”. This literally means “I Give”.
Many of you know friends, family members and even co-workers who have lost their jobs. And many of these displaced workers have children. Times will be very tough on them this holiday.
So, I propose “Operation Cyber Clause”. Do something different this year. Reach out to a family member or friend that is going through tough times and bless them. Don’t make a big deal about it; chances are they already feel bad anyways for not being able to provide for their family. Anonymous is best.
And sure, you could give to someone miles or states away, or even some worldwide charity. But why not bless someone close to you, like your neighbor down the street or even next door? You know the ones you wave hi to every morning, but don’t even know their name?
You may be concerned about how bad your area is getting, why not be a catalyst for change? Get together with your friends, use the power of social media networking and make a difference on your street, city and even state!
And even the unemployed can get in on this. I know things are bad, but why not bless someone else less fortunate than you? Do you have clothes that don’t fit anymore or have old toys that your kids don’t use? Take a trip to the Samaritan center. Also, you cannot believe the response you will get if you just give a cup of hot coffee to a homeless person, especially during these cold months.
The Bible says that it is more blessed to give than to receive. You can make a difference. This is truly love in action.