“Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moth and rust do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.” Matthew 6:19-21 (NIV)
It’s 50 days until Christmas.
50 days until we celebrate the gift of Life by giving each other stuff. This Christmas, will you consider a gift that not only benefits your friends and loved ones, but the rest of the world as well?
Some ideas and links for a different kind of treasure:
A dairy goat through Food for the Hungry
Weaving looms through Gospel for Asia
A safe water filter through Blood:Water Mission
Mend messenger bags through Invisible Children
Sandals through Sseko Designs
A necklace through Noonday Collection
A baseball jersey through 147 Million Orphans
Music through Watoto Ministries
And the list could go on and on and on. As we give this holiday season, let’s share the joy and spread hope. Be sure to add a charity, ministry, cause or item in the comment section for the rest of us to consider this year!