The Season of Joy – And of generous giving!

It's that time of year again! December has come and with it all the joys of Christmas. But what is the real meaning of Christmas? Is it the gifts under the tree, the lights in the windows, the cards in the mail, dinners with family and friends?

Christmas can be a season of great joy! It is a time of God showing His great love for us. It can be a time of healing and renewed strength. Christmas is when we celebrate the birth of the Christ child. God sent His Son, Jesus, into the world to be born. His birth brought great joy to the world. Shepherds, wise men, and angels all shared in the excitement of knowing about this great event.**

Yet, for many people, Christmas is a time of sorrow. They don't have the resources to buy presents for their children, family, and friends. Many are saddened at Christmas when they think of their loved ones who will not be able to come home for various reasons.

This year has been particularly challenging. The pandemic has caused untold misery and suffering to many. Precious lives lost, unemployment at unprecedented levels, economy floundering. Yet, there is hope – this is the season of hope!!