A word fitly spoken is like apples of gold in pictures of silver. Proverbs 25:11
Last night we went to watch the grands skate at the seasonal rink in town. I never learned to roller skate and never had the opportunity to learn to ice skate and I'm not risking broken bones to learn now. But there was something that I can learn from watching ice skating. That is the love and concern for those who are circling our lives.
As I watched, I saw families come together, supporting one another, teaching one another, helping one another making it around a small slick circle of ice. Strangers were also kind to lend a hand. There was no anger, not even a frown, when someone caused a fall. There was always a laugh and a helping hand.
It reminded me of a song that says, "Why can't every day be like Christmas?" I think the real question is why can't everyday be filled with kindness and joy? A helping hand, a kind word of instruction, a genuine smile will go a long way to help others see Jesus. Falls will happen. May we learn to laugh it off, get back up and love again.
Can you think of ways to be helpful and kind during the Christmas season?
Does a younger kid need a helping hand to learn a new skill or figure out how a new toy works?
Does Mom need a helping hand picking up wrapping paper?
Does Dad need a hand with the fire wood?
Being a willing helper, helps us learn new skills too. Maybe Dad will let you help with the fire if you tote the wood. :) :) :)