It’s so easy to make this time of year all about gifts. Letters to Santa are written. Lines of deal-seekers begin to form outside of retailers before the turkey has settled in their stomachs. Online shopping carts are filled in anticipation of Cyber Monday markdowns.
In the church, we call this time of year Advent. It’s a time where we anticipate something very different than deals and markdowns. We look forward to a brighter day and a greater future. We await a gift far better than anything Best Buy or Amazon can offer.
So what if during the season of Advent we stopped thinking about material gifts we want to receive and focused on using our God-given gifts to bless others? In this blog series, our contributors will explore just that. Stay tuned.
Written by Whitney and Mark
The 12:12 Project is sponsored by Katy First United Methodist Church.