poetry

No To Holiday Blues

“Don’t neglect to show hospitality, for by doing this some have welcomed angels as guests without knowing it” (Hebrews 13:2).

No to Holiday Blues

The leaves have fallen, seasons change is here
Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays draw near.
Remember the reason and be fully present
Never give up, pull back, or become hesitant.

The holiday blues are sure to pass you by
If you’re determined to do this, not just try.
For try, never accomplished not one thing,
Just fills us full with regret, and leaves us wondering.

The spirit of the holidays is for pouring out love
Just as we’re shown from heaven above.
Rejoicing and sharing out of our abundance
It’s the measure of our heart – never redundant.

If you find you are lonely and start to feel blue
Look around and you’ll find someone who,
Has need of much and is lacking provision
Then simply turn and make this decision.

It is more blessed to give than it is to receive
It works different in ‘The kingdom’ for those who believe.
For when we love and do good to all people,
We become the church, not merely a building holding a steeple.

© laurette laster

Keeping things in perspective during the holidays…

The holidays can be a lonely time, especially if there has been a break in the family, or worse the death of a loved one. “It is more blessed to give” and extremely difficult, almost impossible when we are hurting, and our pain and wound is raw, and real, and fresh, and tender. We understand, Jesus Christ, taught this as a remedy, and a healing balm for broken hearts and wounded emotions, but even more our Savior walked this out for us, becoming our ensample.

Remember: Not everyone is in love; Everybody else doesn’t have it all; Every family isn’t together; Some families are dreading being together; Some will avoid family gatherings; BUT, some will find the beauty of the season and Give to those less fortunate. This is the time to Give Back and share with others, from the abundance The Lord has blessed you with. Go find someone in need and help them, you’ll never regret being the hands and feet of Jesus. Take His light into someone’s darkness and witness His glory transform their lives.

Look around, I dare you…

I double dog dare you…

“The King will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me” (Matthew 25:40 NIV).

“Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do good to all people, especially to those who belong to the family of believers” (Galatians 6:10 NIV).

God bless you and keep you and make His face shine upon you and be gracious to you. The Lord cause His countenance to rise upon you and give you Shalom.

Until next time, thank you for listening with me. Laurette

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