Have you noticed how often the simple act of giving a good-natured: “Merry Christmas!” makes it more of a “merry Christmas” for you yourself as well? Why? Because a cheerful greeting is one of the most basic forms of giving.
Last weekend our family was strengthened and encouraged at the IBLP Christmas Conference. So many “perfect greetings” were given. What an exchange of enthusiasm, gifts, talents and fellowship.
“And if ye salute your brethren only, what do ye more than others? do not even the publicans so? Be ye therefore perfect [readily generous to everyone who is around you], even as your Father which is in heaven is perfect” (Matthew 5:47-48).
This Christmas, God bless us with the joy of giving!