Friday, December 23, 2011


Call them Santa's helpers, elves, whatever....I prefer angels.  We had some visit us.  And they gave some very generous gifts to us.  I was surprised and overcome and may have teared up a little.  Our family is fine.  We have income, food, clothing and shelter and heck, we even have a working car!!  We are already so blessed!  So at first it was hard to accept the gifts, I kept thinking of people who are struggling to put food on their tables and didn't feel we deserved them.  But I know they were given out of love and who am I to be ungrateful for such a thoughtful giver.
And I started thinking about how hard it can be for us to accept help from Christ.  He has endless love and blessings he wants to give us, but so often we want to do it ourselves and prove ourselves because of our pride or we feel unworthy of his love and blessings for whatever reason.  But by rejecting His help, we are rejecting Him.
And that was like this gift.  Someone just wanted to do something nice.  I love giving gifts to people, especially those I really care about.  But the real magic of Christmas comes from those that give of themselves and truly make people feel just a little bit of that love that our Savior has for us.  I cannot wait for the day when we can give as generously as we were given to this year.  Thank you, angels, whoever you are!
Merry Christmas to all my readers!  May God bless you during this wonderful season!

1 comment:

  1. How wonderful!! Merry Christmas to you and your family!!!