One radio station in my area has started playing nothing but Christmas music..... Christmas music....
One Christmas, when I was 19 years old, I was a waitress working the overnight shift at Denny's in Las Vegas. It was a terrible time for me. One of the regular customers, an older man who worked for the newspaper, surprised me with a Christmas gift. It could have been a stick wrapped in pretty paper and I could not have been happier. But it was a bottle of nice perfume, my only bottle of perfume, which was an unaffordable luxury to me at that time.
Now, 20 years later, God has blessed me and turned my life around, every Christmas, I think of sharing that kindness that I was shown so many years ago.
There are so many things I want to do and there are so many people to share Jesus with.... so many people who need to be remembered.....the mail person, the trashmen, the waitress I see each week at my favorite place, will anyone get them a gift? Will anyone tell them about Jesus? Invite them to Christmas eve service? Invite them to church at all?
But then I get overwhelmed.... and good intentions and plans never make it out of my head.
Smelling Coffee has some great ideas.... the answer is to start now!