Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Christmas Poem & our Jesus gift

Jeff Ginn shared the poem below in his weekly video newsletter from the www.sbcv.org.  For years Julie and I have known the importance of mission giving as we support several missionaries and organizations personally, and we also lead our church to support missions.
 
Our mission offering this year is $2,000.  Once again we chose to make our biggest Christmas gift to this offering and to Jesus.  I would challenge to give your best gift.  Give something.  The Community will be taking our offering through the 2nd week of January.
 
This poem is a powerful word to us, followers of Jesus.  Join us as we give and seek to win more people to knowing Jesus.  Read on:
 

His Name Is at the Top

 

I had the nicest Christmas list,

The longest one in town,

Till Daddy looked at it and said,

"You'll have to cut it down."

I knew that what he said was true

Beyond the faintest doubt,

But was amazed to hear him say,

"You've left your best Friend out."

And so I scanned my list again, and said,

"Oh, that's not true."

But Daddy said, "His name's not there, that Friend who died for you."

And then I clearly understood, 'twas Jesus that he meant;

For Him who should come first of all I hadn't planned a cent!

I'd made a Christmas birthday list, and left the Savior out!

But, oh, it didn't take me long to change that list about.

And though I've had to drop some names of folks I like a lot,

My Lord must have the most because His name is at the top!


Note: if you would like to gift to The Community's 2009 annual mission offering, make your check payable to "The Community" and mail it to us at PO Box 388, Collinsville, VA 24078.  Thank you!

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