Christmas church services provide some of the most idyllic scenes of the entire year—the brightly burning candles, the peaceful manger scene, the angelic singing, and the children decked out in matching outfits or frilly dresses. Everyone exchanges warm Christmas greetings as they are surrounded by friends, family, and the presence of God’s love sent down to Earth in baby Jesus.
Beyond the church walls, there are people who won’t have the joy of experiencing a beautiful, heart-warming church service this Christmas. Individuals who are sick or shut-ins who are unable to leave their homes are faced with long and lonely hours throughout the Christmas season. The month of December presents an extraordinary opportunity to show love to these individuals and bring the joy of Christmas right to their bedside.
Will you consider spending a few hours visiting shut-ins or hospital patients? Just the presence of your company will certainly make a difference in their lives! You could also take along a small, but meaningful gift to share the Christmas story.
- CTA’s Be Still and Know that I am God coffee mug features a beautiful wintertime design and it comes with a Christmas-themed scripture book, too.
- The …And Wonders of His Love bookmark and pen gift set makes the perfect addition to personal devotion time. The set comes wrapped in an acrylic box and adorned with a silver bow—ready to give right away!
- Typical Christmas cards often lose the real meaning of Christmas, but CTA’s stand-up cards feature a Gospel-focused message and come with a mini-ornament. They’re perfect for displaying on a kitchen table or nightstand.
Start making a list now of the people you’d like to visit this Christmas. You could also ask your Christmas or church office for a list of local nursing home or hospital patients. May God bless your conversations and the time you spend with these individuals this Christmastime!