Some of the best gifts that will be given this Christmas will be what is not purchased with money.
Acts 3:6, “Then Peter said, “Silver or gold I do not have, but I have I give to you. In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, walk.” Peter and John were on their way to the Temple when they were confronted by a lame beggar asking for money. Peter did not have any money but he gave the lame man something better than money. Through the power of prayer, he gave him a miraculous healing. Some of the best gifts that will be given this Christmas will be what is not purchased with money.
One evening just before the great Broadway musical star, Mary Martin, was to go on stage in South Pacific, a note was handed to her. It was from Oscar Hammerstein, who at that moment was on his deathbed. The short note simply said: Dear Mary, a bell’s not a bell ‘till you ring it. A song’s not a song ‘till you sing it. Love in your heart is not put there to stay. Love isn’t love ‘till you give it away. After her performance that night many people rushed backstage, crying, “Mary, what happened to you out there tonight? We never saw anything like that performance before.” Blinking back the tears, Mary then read them the note from Hammerstein. Then she said, “Tonight, I gave my love away!”
Prayerfully look for things you can give that don’t cost money such as, faith, love, and time. These are just a few suggestions. There are many other things that you can give that won’t cost money, but will very meaningful.