For years, I sent Christmas cards to friends and family near and far. My mom did this for years and I did my best to carry on her tradition. I also enjoyed receiving cards from family and friends. It’s always fun to receive a card and maybe a photo of loved ones and see how big their kids have gotten or a new pet they’ve added to their home.
As years have passed, my Christmas card list has dwindled. Also, the cards I receive has gotten fewer. Maybe this is an antiquated tradition but I’ve enjoyed it nonetheless. At least, I did until it turned into a chore. I don’t know about you but I usually avoid chores.
But then a few weeks ago I saw a post asking for cards to be sent to our deployed service members. I thought about it and then decided to participate. This morning, as I sit at my kitchen table in my warm home I am writing notes to men and women who are far from home serving our country so we can enjoy the freedoms we often take for granted.
Before I started writing, I laid my hands on the stack of cards and prayed for them. I don’t know who will receive these cards but I pray they feel God’s love, peace, and protection as they read my handwritten note.
It’s not too late to participate!! The deadline to send cards is November 27th. If you are interested you can message me or do a Facebook search for “operation Christmas card”. I know any card you send will be greatly appreciated.
“How sweet are Your words to my taste, Sweeter than honey to my mouth!”
Psalms 119:103 NKJV