What do you do with your "junk" mail? It seems like in December I get at least a half dozen requests per day for different charities and social causes. I usually toss them out, at least most of them. Not being a total Scrooge, there are a couple that I will open up and mail a check too.
I almost tossed this one. But then I looked at it. A little child in the snow in a shirt. Children that are freezing cold. No-- after what just happened to me; I cannot toss it.
Do you love a good deal? Do you love to make your money stretch? Well how about this? Brand new beautiful warm clothes to freezing kids. Sounds like a way to say Merry Christmas to me. Even $15 will send $210 of warm clothes and shoes to someone who is COLD.
I think near freezing to death may have thawed my apathetic heart. It's easy to ignore in the warm comfort of my own home. I am still a bit traumatized. It is weird that if I feel the cold; I also feel a bit of panic. I have to talk myself down and remind myself that I AM ALRIGHT.
World Vision isn't asking me to do this. I'm not getting anything for it. I am just asking you, to take even a small amount or a nice big fat amount; and send it to this very reputable organization so they can deliver all these nice new warm things to freezing kids.
Jesus said, "I was naked and you clothed me," when you did it to the least of these you did it for me.
Spread some Christmas love! ...and warm coats.