Here’s 5 things the gift of heat has made very clear to me this Christmas season:
Ask And It Will Be Given
7 “Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. 8 For everyone who asks receives; the one who seeks finds; and to the one who knocks, the door will be opened.9 “Which of you, if your son asks for bread, will give him a stone? 10 Or if he asks for a fish, will give him a snake? 11 If you, then, though you are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father in heaven give good gifts to those who ask him! 12 So in everything, do to others what you would have them do to you, for this sums up the Law and the Prophets. Mathew 7:7-12
So many times we don’t have because we haven’t asked! Asking our Heavenly Father for our every need should be our first place to go instead of our last resort. Just like any good father, He wants to help His children!
It Is More Blessed To Give Than Receive
35 And I have been a constant example of how you can help those in need by working hard. You should remember the words of the Lord Jesus: ‘It is more blessed to give than to receive.’” Acts 20:35
This gift of heat program has been a huge blessing to the Hunter team. It really made us stop and think of what all we take for granted. The feeling of helping someone in need with the gifts we have is like none other! It’s contagious as well! It starts to spread and more and more people want to get involved. Try it out & see, you will be blessed!
All Good Gifts Come From God
17 Whatever is good and perfect is a gift coming down to us from God our Father, who created all the lights in the heavens. He never changes or casts a shifting shadow.] 18 He chose to give birth to us by giving us his true word. And we, out of all creation, became his prized possession. James 1:17-18
We are God’s prize possession! If you have something good in your life, thank God for it because it is from Him.
We Are Broken Too
These people needed the gift of heat due to broken heating systems. We can fix this brokenness by repairing or replacing the heating system. We are broken as well, just like those heating systems. No matter how good we are or good things we do, we can’t even begin to measure up to Gods standards. The Bible tells us that in Romans 3:23 23 For everyone has sinned; we all fall short of God’s glorious standard. We are all broken and need to be rescued. The results of a broken heating system is a cold house and being uncomfortable. The results of a broken life due to sin, is death.
Everyone Can Have This Gift
For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord. Romans 6:23
We deserved death, but God still chose to give us a gift! The gift of all gifts, eternal life in Christ Jesus! Why would God do this? Because He is the ultimate giver and He loves us! It was always in his plan to save us with this gift! 16 “For this is how God loved the world: He gave his one and only Son, so that everyone who believes in him will not perish but have eternal life. 17 God sent his Son into the world not to judge the world, but to save the world through him. John 3:16-17 This is the Christmas story! That he would send His son to earth to be born in a manger, live a perfect, sin free life and die upon a cross taking the punishment we deserved. Then 3 days later, He came back alive to beat death and give us eternal hope!
When we went to tell the recipients of the Gift of Heat that they were the ones receiving the gift, they were overwhelmed with joy and thankfulness. We praise God that he can use anyone, including heat and air guys to help spread His love and message! The Ultimate gift is free, you just have to believe and accept it!
Merry Christmas & stay warm!