Well, this won’t be for everyone but I just wanted to share an answered prayer. I am one of those humbug Christmas shoppers, waiting until the last-minute and scurrying around to get the gifts and spending way too much money. Crystal too, was beginning to experience this as the children have gotten older and she prayed for a way to bring the celebration of Christ’s birth back into the Christmas morning festivities. She subscribes to a blog and yesterday’s article gave both of us the answer and I can’t help but be excited about the gift giving and was able to almost complete my shopping list yesterday with gifts I can’t wait to give.
It starts with the three gifts from the wise men to Jesus. We will give each child only three gifts.
Next, there is a focus for each gift:
GOLD – this is the gift that is most important on the Christmas list and probably the most expensive.
FRANKINCENSE – this is a gift for the spirit and growth of the person (Bibles, devotionals, cds, etc.)
MYRRH – this is the gift for the body (clothes, shoes, perfumes, body lotions, etc.)
For example, I completed my 15-year old Grandson’s gifts yesterday with a PlayStation 3 Game he wants as his GOLD gift, a Bible for Teen Boys for his FRANKINCENSE gift and a cologne/after shave set for his MYRRH gift.
This helped take the stress out of Christmas for me and I just wanted to pass it along. So often we hear complaints about the true meaning of Christmas being lost, but we never seem to change anything, this season, I’m changing and more excited than ever to give my gifts.