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The Joy of Christmas Giving


“…the Lord Jesus himself said: ‘It is more blessed to give than to receive.’ ” Acts 20:35

Christmas 2010 is rapidly approaching! Internet Christmas radio stations on Windows Media Player and www.Pandora.com are  filling the air with the joyful sounds of the season!

As we prepare to celebrate the Christmas Season, I’m happy to report the spirit of Christmas giving is very much alive and well today, especially at the Rock Church in San Diego, CA.  

The Rock Church, well known for its service to the San Diego community, is scheduled to give out 10,000 toys and 60,000 pounds of food to families in need on Saturday, December 11, 2010! Incredible!

“Toys For Joy”, as the annual event is called, celebrates its 14th anniversary this year. It is expected to attract 16,000 children and adults!

More information on the great “Toys For Joy” event is found here

Especially during the Christmas Season, it is well to remember that it is truly “more blessed to give than to receive!” Jesus reminds us of this truth in Acts 20:35.

When we give:

  • We are reminded that we are truly blessed to be in a position to give.
  • Giving promotes the happiness of the giver.
  • God blesses those who give from a pure heart! (See Matt 25:34-40;  Luke 3:11; Romans 12:8; 2 Corinthians 9:7;  James 2:14-16)

Loving to give, God gave us all things (1 Chronicles 29:14; Ephesians 4:7). The greatest gift of all He gave was  the gift of His Son, Jesus Christ, The Savior (John 3:16) whose birth we celebrate during this special season!

We don’t have to give out 60,000 pounds of food! The economy has really been rough this year for many. However, just a small gift for someone, especially in need, can make all the difference in the world this Christmas Season!

What gift(s) will you give this Christmas?

Until next time, remember, you can do all things thru Christ Jesus!

Merry Christmas!

Kenneth Lillard 

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