Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Useless gifts or eternal impact?

I can't vouch for AdventConspiricy.org, but this video will make you think.

It does have a little "social gospel" feel to it, but it's a good reminder that Christmas - and every other time of year - is not about the gifts, it's about the relationships we have (especially the one with our Lord). So be challenged each day to save what you would spend on useless "stuff" or selfish indulgences and give to a worthy cause. Here are a few ministries worth the sacrifice (in no particular order):

Matthew 6:19-24 (NASB)

Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys, and where thieves do not break in or steal; for where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.

The eye is the lamp of the body; so then if your eye is clear, your whole body will be full of light. But if your eye is bad, your whole body will be full of darkness. If then the light that is in you is darkness, how great is the darkness!

No one can serve two masters; for either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and wealth.

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