Wednesday, December 11, 2019
One of the best gifts I ever gave was intentionally planning a getaway weekend with my wife, six months after Seth was born. It was a complete and total surprise to Shari as we left our first born in the capable hands of my mother-in-law.
Culture has a way of connecting GREAT GIFTS to DOLLAR AMOUNTS.
According to a Gallup Poll Study, North American adults are projected to spend in 2019 approximately $920 on gifts per person, up from $885 per person last year, with a worldwide total of holiday spending in the $1 trillion range.
That’s a lot of spending and giving!
If you go back to the beginning of CHRISTMAS, you will discover GIVING was a CORE VALUE. A backbone for Christmas.
However, in 2019, the GIVING of CHRISTMAS has been diluted by the spending of 1 TRILLION DOLLARS on gifts.
The greatest gift is when The Word became flesh and blood, and moved into the neighborhood. John 1:14 MSG. Jesus was an INTENTIONAL GIFT, and that effects how INTENTIONAL we need to be in our GIVING!
Looking forward to explaining INTENTIONAL GIVING on Sunday.