Wednesday, December 13, 2006

What's in Your Wallet?

Every day the headlines feature liars, cheaters, murderers, mischief, criminals, and all manner of evil. Television is filled with more of the same. No wonder so many people today are battling depression and suicidal thoughts. Statistics have shown that the number of suicides increase during the holiday season. Many of the despondent see no reason to rejoice. They believe they are without hope.

As we celebrate this Christmas season, we need to reach out to those who are down and out, those with limited income, those who are imprisoned, hospitalized or shut in. More importantly, we need to go out of our way to testify to those who are lost. We MUST declare the Good News of our savior Jesus Christ.

We say,"Jesus is the reason for the season", but do we explain that statement? Do we take our listeners from the manger to the cross? Yes, there are many who think the mention of the cross taints the celebration; yet without the cross, there would have been no need for his birth. We must take advantage of every opportunity. We must say as Peter did in Acts 3:6; "Silver and gold I do not have, but what I have I give you." He could have well said, WHO I have, I give to you.

Jesus in your heart is of far greater value than anything you could have in your wallet. Many times it is easier to give a buck or two, than it is to spend time with the needy. Yet time is of the essence. Take time to 'tell it on the mountain', tell it in the streets, tell it in the grocery store, tell it at work, tell it to all you meet; that Jesus Christ is Lord.

Thank you all for your prayers. I am on the mend and looking forward to getting back to work. Prayer is the best medicine with physical therapy running a close second. (smile)

PT2006 12/13/06


Praying for your Prodigal said...

Glad you are feeling better. We'll keep the prayers going and you keep going to physical therapy! What a team!


Kate said...

I just found your lovely site!! I noticed the post that CWGJR has sleep apnea - my hubby does also and has the c-pap, which has a humidifier on it. He sleeps much better :-)

Yes, prayer and PT are surely a good combination to getting better! I've been there and done that! I'm so glad I found your blogging world. I'll be back!! God bless!

pt2006 said...

Kate,Thanks for stopping by. PT2006

pt2006 said...

Thank you for your prayers Diane. I am at 90% looking for 100% any time now. God is good. PT2006