By: Hannah Bare December 16, 2019

“What do you want for Christmas? Can you send me a list?”

It’s the question of the season, isn’t it?

What do you want for Christmas… I can’t even count how many times I’ve heard that from my family. Yet they’re not the only ones. If only you could see my hand raised. I’m just as guilty of nagging them with the same question.

As I thought about what I wanted for Christmas, I felt a small twinge of guilt.

How can I become so focused on shopping for gifts that I lose sight of the ultimate Christmas gift?

These thoughts all started after hearing an upcoming The Mercy Minute feature. In his message, Don Stephens shares how a family put “showing mercy to others” on the top of their Christmas wish list. He challenges listeners to bring the hope and mercy of Christmas to others rather than focused solely on what they want for Christmas.

So good, right? (That’s just the kind of real-life encouragement Don delivers every day!)

With Christmas only a handful of days away, I want to take a moment and thank you for your continued partnership with Mercy Ships. Because you air these merciful messages, you’re daily reminding listeners of the ultimate Christmas gift – Jesus! What a beautiful example of Don’s challenge!

Merry Christmas!


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