Monday, December 13, 2010

Advent Conspiracy Devotional: Monday, December 13th

Scripture: Ecclesiastes 4:11-13
11 Also, if two lie down together, they will keep warm. 
   But how can one keep warm alone? 
12 Though one may be overpowered, 
   two can defend themselves. 
A cord of three strands is not quickly broken.

Reflection: When we make Christmas lists, whether as children or as adults we very rarely if ever put down things like, ‘time spend together’, ‘something homemade or anything like that. 

            But when we think about it the memories that we have that last, and the memories that are the most special and important to us are usually those that start with someone we care about choosing to give the gift of their presence. 

            Simply put it is in relationship with each other that we find our greatest joy, so it follows that the best gift we have to give to those we care about is the gift of our time and our presence.

            When we do this, when we give of ourselves, we create lasting memories, demonstrate our love and care and we also model the way that God chooses to be involved in relationship with us.

Question: What are some ways that you can give the gift of presence with those you care about this Christmas?

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