As the holidays are quickly approaching, now is a good time to start thinking of ways to give this season. The Bible teaches us that it is better to give than to receive, and the holidays are a perfect time to do this.Do you remember when you were a child and someone would ask you whether you would rather give a gift or receive a gift? Most children will state, rather quickly, that they would prefer to receive a gift. This is how children think, but many adults also feel this way. While it is nice getting a gift, there is much more joy felt in giving a gift to someone else.
If you know someone that is in need this holiday, consider helping them by meeting a need they may have. There are times when we do not personally know people like that are in situations like this, but there are organizations available for this very purpose.
There are organizations that collect toys and clothing to give to children that otherwise would not receive gifts at Christmas time. There are food drives occurring during this season too. This is a wonderful way to help people that cannot afford to buy food. You can give gifts like this and you will not know who they help, but you can be guaranteed that there will be happy families from the work these organizations do.
Now is the time to start thinking of some ways that your family can get involved in helping others during this holiday season.