One day recently I sat down and starting thinking about all the gifts we give in our lifetime that people soon forget.
Birthday gifts, Christmas gifts, gifts for weddings and new born babies. Sure, they’re exciting in the moment as we try to show the person how much we care…but how often do they quickly forget what we’ve given and go on to something else?
I then started to remember the gifts of myself that I’ve given over the years…and how they’ve meant so much more to people. Whether it was giving time to a friend or caring for a someone who needed help, the gift was special because it involved meeting a need and sharing God’s love in a real and personal way.
I believe when we give of ourselves and love others we’re doing God’s will for our lives. It’s the kind of gift that is eternal because it touches people in a personal way and extends His love greatly through our caring.
If you want to give a gift to others that will have an eternal impact…let me encourage you to save the coupons and store bought items.
Try listening to others and giving of yourself.
I believe you’ll find there’s no better way to be a blessing to others…and to show the love of Jesus to those who need it most.