Sunday, December 17, 2006

December 17th: Light the Third Candle

"The King will reply, 'I tell you the truth, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers of mine, you did for me.'" Matthew 25:40

Have you completed most of your Christmas shopping? Are the presents wrapped, waiting under the tree for Christmas morning? Whatever you do, don't forget a birthday present for Jesus. Your family can give Christ a gift from the heart. One of the best ways to do this is to reach out to others who need it most.
In the above verse, Jesus represents the King. He has told us that when we extend kindness to someone, it is the same as doing it for Him.

Today you can light the third purple advent candle. It represents the angels that proclaimed Jesus was a king. As you sit together, talk to your family and think of ways that you can give the King a gift. Remember, the best birthday gift for Jesus is the love you show to someone else.

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