Our Christmas Box
I wondered how we would feel about a Christmas Eve this year with emphasis on other’s pain and needs instead of a lot of gift giving among ourselves. Let me tell you, it really felt like Christmas!
We attended the Christmas Eve service at church and came home to a simple, but elegant supper. We collected about fifty prayer requests from family, friends and blogging buddies. I’m proud of my family’s attitude that night and their compassion to touch heaven with their prayerful hearts as we opened the beautiful gold box under the tree and read each prayer request. We began with a great a verse from Job 5:9. “He performs wonders that cannot be fathomed, miracles that cannot be counted.” We prayed for healing for people struggling with cancer and other diseases. Some needed a financial miracle. Several needed prodigals to return home, family members’ salvation, on and on the needs were spoken. Our hearts were full and tears fell from our eyes. One of the kids reminded us that “where two or more are gathered, Jesus is in our midst.”
God gave us a gift of faith that night and we received it believing He can do above and beyond anything that we can imagine. My daughter felt the Lord remind her as we prayed that He is the same yesterday, today and forever.
We expect to hear praises too. Already, we’ve seen the Lord’s hand in my sister’s health. She was so sick with a virus all week, she couldn’t celebrate the holidays. But God touched her mightily and she was up on Christmas Day!
One of my daughter’s co-workers requested that we pray for her for a relationship with the Lord. My daughter gave her a booklet, highlighting it with scriptures and the woman has found new life in Christ. She's been studying and couldn’t wait to share her notes and highlights because Jesus is real and speaks in His Word.
The only thing that flopped that night was my angel food cake! Hey, it didn’t look all that appetizing, but we were on such a high, we didn’t care. We put on a pot of coffee, served the cake with Dreyer’s ice cream and partied!
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