The True Christmas Gift: Giving with Our Hearts

Jesus' Love Is Chritsmas

Jesus’ Love Is Chritsmas

“A part of your heart is the greatest gift you can give another. Just be kind. You may be the only kindness someone will find.”*  © 2013 Doris Hayes Gibson 

 This Christmas season, it isn’t surprising that most of us are under mounds of stress. We are hurrying to get last-minute details completed, and it seems there is never enough time within the day.

This week, along with the routine of the rush with the busyness of people around me, I was faced with an unexpected passing of a dear friend. At the same time, another sweet friend had to say her last goodbye to her precious mother. The funerals were back-to-back, and I felt torn with the dilemma as to where I should be. My heart was broken, and I knew I couldn’t possibly be in two places at one time.

While I was praying for guidance, I was reminded that God knows our hearts so well. Although we can only be stretched so far, we can still offer our love and kindness in ways that will be comforting to the bereaved. “Love speaks many languages, yet is comprehended by few.”* I choose to be among the few who understand how to love beyond my means. Although some may not accept my love, I will continue to offer it, unconditionally.

As you find your way to the true beauty of the Christmas season, I ask you to choose to speak love and be love to all around you. There will be many who will not acknowledge your attempts, but do not be disheartened. Some may not understand how to receive love. Pray for them, and continue to be the Light that shines in their darkness. You just might be the only Light they will see.

Merry Christmas to all! And to everyone Peace and Joy through Christ Jesus, the Savior of all mankind. He came to save us from our sins. His love is pure and true, and it will never fail.

* Quotes © 2013  Doris Hayes Gibson

About Heart Written: Doris Hayes Gibson

My name is Doris Hayes Gibson. My life revolves around Jesus Christ, my Creator, my Redeemer, the Lord of my worship, and the Hope for my tomorrow. My passion is to illustrate God's beauty and love through poetry and song lyrics. I have created hundreds of framed poetry images. Some were gifts of encouragement; some to honor a memory of a loved one, and some were created to help someone celebrate a special occasion. After living out of state for several years, I am, once again, residing in the beautiful Upstate of South Carolina. I have three grown children, five grandchildren, and a blue tortoiseshell Burmese cat. Illustrating God's beauty and love through words of poetry is my deepest passion. Although I have always enjoyed writing, it wasn't until 2005 (when God shut one door) that I realized He was opening the door of a tremendous opportunity to see Him use me in a spectacular way. While I do not claim any greatness of ability in any shape or form, I do know that God brought me through many trials and heartaches for such a time as this. I am now able to share this gift of poetry, with which He has blessed me, to magnify Him through blessing others. I Peter 4:10,11 states: "Each one should use whatever gift he has received to serve others, faithfully administering God's grace in its various forms. If anyone speaks, he should do it as one speaking the very words of God. If anyone serves, he should do it with the strength God provides, so that in all things God may be praised through Jesus Christ. To him be the glory and the power for ever and ever. Amen." Through my writings, my main goal is to edify Christ. If I have touched one person in a positive way through this ministry, I know it will be worth every effort I put into my work. As I have said before, "This is My Labor of Love...but God's Work of Art." My first book, Heart Written - Breaking Free, was published in November of 2012. It is my prayer that it will reach countless souls and bless lives in tremendous ways. In 2014, my second book, Heart Written - Calling Me, was published. My third and fourth books, Heart Written - Cleansing River and Heart Written - Guarded Treasures, are now available. Please visit any online bookstore to purchase my books or contact me for your personally signed copies of my Heart Written series.
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5 Responses to The True Christmas Gift: Giving with Our Hearts

  1. Felecia says:

    Thanks for this wonderful reminder, Doris, of what this season is all about. Our Heavenly Father showed hi infinite love for us in giving us the gift of his Son. All praise be to him, my Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ!

    Peace, love and blessings in abundance to you, my friend…Merry Christmas!


  2. Judy L.Murphy says:

    Merry Christmas Heart and thanks so much for coming into my world. Can’t wait to get all of your books. You are such a joy. Continue to do what God has sent you here to do. No one else can take your place. Your children are so blessed to have such a wonderful MOM. And I’m sure they are just as wonderful.


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