My children are excitedly counting down the days to Christmas. With less than 10 boxes left, there is still more to tell in the Christmas Story...
Box #16 is loaded with bells to symbolize spreading the word of the Good News to others.
"When the angels had left them and gone into heaven, the shepherds said to one another, 'Let's go to Bethlehem and see this thing that has happened, which the Lord has told us about.' So they hurried off and found Mary and Joseph and the baby, who was lying in the manger. When they had seen him, the spread the word concerning what had been told them about this child, and all who heard it were amazed at what the shepherds said to them."
The visit of the angel to the shepherds caused them to seek The One they heard about. They searched for the child in the manger, and they found him! After finding Jesus, they told others about Him.
Finding Jesus has that affect on people. Jesus changes the hearts and lives of individuals and those who find Him have an incredible urge to tell others about Him...to spread the Good News meant for all people.
That's our call too. To share Jesus and what He has done for us and in us. How are you spreading the Good News this Christmas?