It’s Christmas time again. The lights in the neighborhood are going up, the radio is playing songs and carols of the season, and I’ve brought down the tree and ornaments from the attic so the cats have something new to play with and tear up.
Yes, Christmas time is here, and along with all the other signs and festivities the television and outer forms of media remind us that season of gift giving has also arrived. Time to max out our credit cards and contribute to our expanding consumer culture.
Yet this Christmas season, I heard an interesting question asked on one of my favorite radio stations. So many times when asked what we would like for Christmas or Birthdays, our minds jump to items with a price tag. Yet if we dig a bit deeper and share our heart’s true desire, would our request be on some store shelf?
In our prayer lives, how often are we so fixed on the material things of this world that we forget to ask God for what truly matters?
I ask that you share something you want this Christmas; something dear and precious and that cannot be obtained with money.
I’ll go first. For my wife and I, the greatest gift we could receive this Christmas would be a child. (We’ve been trying for some time now and have not been successful…yet.)
So what’s yours? How can we pray for you this Christmas?