Posted by: ocihannah | December 21, 2011

Christmas Perspective

It’s the most wonderful time of the year.  Out come the decorations, wish lists, and favorite family recipes. Homes bask in the rich smell of spices and evergreen. Preparations for grand gatherings consume mind and wallet.
I recently stood in line at a popular eatery. A man in front of me complained about his order, and after speaking rudely to the waiter, demanded a refund. You might view his complaint as a first world problem; while much greater issues plague people in developing countries, his small inconvenience bothered him.
During a time when we give thanks, sometimes we celebrate but forget to be thankful. We focus on what we lack rather than on what God has blessed us with. This holiday season, whether we have much or little, let us be grateful for the One who gave His life for us.
“Thanks be to God for His indescribable gift” (2 Corinthians 9:15, NKJV)!

*Column written by Hannah Kuntz, originally published in the December OCI Donor Newsletter.

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