Okay, so I crashed and burned on the Happy Day Project. Well atleast having done it for seven days straight. I do plan on having each day completed though. Its just going to take some time.
For Day 3- giftcard for the homeless, we are participating in “The Gift” at our church. This is a project where families choose to adopt someone else for the holidays. We could have chosen a boy, a girl, a homeless, or even an entire family.
This special boy wants an RC Airplane. It’s the only thing on his list. So that’s exactly what he’ll be getting. We’re also going to include a few other things like crayons and drawing paper for him. And, if I can find it, a book on how to make paper airplanes.
I’d really like to instill the JOY of giving this season, as much as receiving. My boys were pretty excited to do this, I mean who doesn’t like the idea of gifts. But more importantly Mr. Dunbar and I really want them to understand what a blessing it is that we are able to do this for someone else and that not everyone’s holidays looks like ours. One where you write out your Christmas list and as long as the things on it are pretty reasonable, you get what you want. After typing that, I think perhaps our Christmas vision needs a little restructuring.
But for now, and for this 6 year old boy, I’m hoping that he will see the light of Jesus through these efforts. Because it isn’t about us at all, this whole season is about the birth of a King and all his human life meant for us.
Tis the season.