It’s December 26th, and my son is bummed.
Though he’s only a wee 3 1/2, he knows that the day after Christmas is slightly anti-climactic, and no one had to tell him.
Upon waking this morning, the following exchange happened before I even reached his bunk:
C: Mommy, is it still Christmas?
M: No, buddy. It’s not.
C: But I want it to still be Christmas.
M: I know; me too. But guess what? When we know Jesus, there’s more good news coming!
M: Jesus is coming back to get us!
C: (Silence and puzzled look)
M: When we know Jesus, we can start counting down the days until He comes again! He came as a baby the first time, but He’s coming as a KING the second time! Isn’t that great!?!?!
C: Umm…did you leave my planes out?
I know my December 26th answer disappointed him and obviously confused him, but it’s true!
The good news of Christmas is hardly over!
Do not let your hearts be troubled. Trust in God; trust also in me. In my Father’s house are many rooms; if it were not so, I would have told you. I am going there to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come back and take you to be with me that you also may be where I am. John 14: 1-3
Behold, I am coming soon… Revelation 22: 12
So, in order to celebrate this good news, my “do-good-give-away” for December will involve the Gospel (the very best news EVER)!!
So what’s the give-away this month?
I will be giving away THREE copies of one of my favorites, The Jesus Storybook Bible!
I realize this book is targeted for a younger audience, but I can’t tell you how many times the Lord has used Sally Lloyd Jones’ retelling of the good news to grab my heart and remind me of Truth. Oh, and Caden loves it, too!
So how can you win a copy?
In the comment section below, share your favorite Christmas gift that you GAVE and on Monday morning, I will randomly choose three winners!
Oh, and even if you have a copy, win and give it away to someone who doesn’t! We ALL need the GOOD NEWS, right!?