Sunday, December 20, 2015

Lend a Hand


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.
Merry Christmas,

Hey Kids:
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.  :) :) :)

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