Advent Snowglobes (Day 13)
I had an idea for a different snowglobe today, but on a quick trip to the grocery store I heard "Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer" TWICE. One was Barry Manilow's Vegas lounge act rendition, the other by Gene Autry. It's difficult to imagine two more different interpretations! Both of them gave their best effort. Rudolph also had a unique gift- his red lamp of a nose- and helped Santa deliver his presents. And then this text is assigned for today: "This service that you perform is not only supplying the needs of the Lord’s people but is also overflowing in many expressions of thanks to God. Because of the service by which you have proved yourselves, others will praise God for the obedience that accompanies your confession of the gospel of Christ, and for your generosity in sharing with them and with everyone else. And in their prayers for you their hearts will go out to you, because of the surpassing grace God has given you. Thanks be to God for his indescribable gift!" (2 Corinthians 9:12-15). This Advent use your gifts- not the ones you buy at Target, but your best gifts- to bless others and share God's glory. Rudolph, Gene Autry, and Barry Manilow offered their gifts. You can too.