Life Is A Garden Party

It happened more than two thousand years ago
according to the true story of old
that wise men presented gifts to baby Jesus.
Costly gifts of gold, myrrh and frankincense.

Gifts meant for a King
these wise men did bring
as they came and bowed down to worship Him.
Today we sing about this in a hymn:

We three kings of orient are,
bearing gifts we traverse afar –
field and fountain,
moor and mountain
following yonder star…

To the Christ Child they presented their gifts
after traveling over sandy drifts.
From the far east they came
to the town of Bethlehem.

Today we give gifts at Christmas
because of their example to us
from these wise men who brought royal presents
to the King who still lives in our presence.

Have you thought about what gifts you could give to Jesus
as you prepare to celebrate another Christmas?
Not costly gifts but divine gifts.
Gifts that will lift someone’s spirit.

C Comfort the Comfortless
H Help the Helpless
R Right Delights
I Imitate Christ
S Surrender Selfishness for Selflessness
T Thank the Thoughtful
M Meditate on Memorization
A Abandon Abundance
S Share the Savior

C Comfort the Comfortless
So many people are in bondage –
to depression, addiction, or rage.
They are searching for an answer.
The answer is found in the Savior.

H Help the Helpless
Yes, bad things do happen to good people
rendering many good people unable.
Be an encourager to someone today.
Encouragement chases the blues away.

R Right Delights
Does your inner attitude
match your outer attitude?
Replace this fight
with right delights.

I Imitate Christ
When Jesus was reviled
he did not revile.
Can we say the same?
Or do we inflict pain?

S Surrender Selfishness for Selflessness
We live in a me-me-me generation
never being content with our station.
If our focus is on others
selfishness will never bother.

T Thank the Thoughtful
Have you ever thought to thank
those who everyday make
our lives a little easier?
Do so before you get busier.

M Mediate on Memorizaiton
With Scripture to guide you
you’ll live by God’s rules.
Peace, joy and contentment follow
when you memorize and follow.

A Abandon Abundance
Are you caught up in materialism?
It’s another form of idolism.
Realize God will supply.
He even likes to surprise.

S Share the Savior
Christmas is a perfect time
to share the Savior so take time
to pass on the good news to those you come in contact with.
Sharing the Savior is the most perfect Chrismas gift to give.

On coming to the house,
they saw the child with his mother Mary,
and they bowed down and worshipped him.
Then they opened their treasures
and presented him with gifts of
gold and of incense and of myrrh.
Matthew 2:11