Christmas in July 🎄

Christmas is five months from today!

152 days to be precise. We are all ready to speed up this year with this pandemic; seeking peace. If ever we needed sweet baby Jesus it is Now! The Christmas season we are focused on others. We are nicer to each other. We give freely to others. So why wait till The most wonderful time of the year? Why not now? Why not Christmas everyday?

It’s the hottest time of the year. Tempers are flaring and hate spewing. I for one will not force my thoughts on others and will respect others. That’s what Christians do right? We treat others as we want to be treated…turn the other cheek…seek to be the hands and feet of Jesus. For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them. Ephesians 2:10.

So what if we actually all just did that? Life is short let’s not wait for Christmas, or Birthday, or for next year, or for the virus to be gone. We are not promised tomorrow but are given new mercies each day to seek to get it right. Love one another just as Jesus loves us.

So this July 25, 2020, I watching Hallmark Christmas movies, designing our Christmas card, making lists of gifts I want to give, and list of things I want to accomplish this last half of 2020!

On the 25th of each month we do something to celebrate Christmas! We mail cards, make donations, and seek to help others! This year it’s been more donations and less serving due to COVID19. We’ve taken food to the local food pantry, donated clothes and school supplies locally. This month Shelton sent money to our former community to “ Please help people and make a big difference”. Her coins taped together might have bought a cup of coffee. But her heart is worth more than the amount of checks I could write. Faith, giving, and Christmas through her eyes. At that time the disciples came to Jesus, saying, “Who is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven?” And calling to him a child, he put him in the midst of them and said, “Truly, I say to you, unless you turn and become like children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven. Whoever humbles himself like this child is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven. “Whoever receives one such child in my name receives me, …Matthew 18: 1-4

Merry Christmas in July 🎄

💗,

Julie

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