Clean water is essential for health and hygiene and a blessing that we can easily forget to count. Jesus, in Mark 9:41, encourages us to share a cup of cold water whenever we can as an act of compassion. In Matthew 25:35, Jesus said, “I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink.” Count your blessings for every place in your home from which you can get clean water (i.e., faucets, showerheads, refrigerator door).
We are blessed more than we will ever know because rarely do we pause to count the blessings. Day by day, as you follow this Advent calendar, you will be given an opportunity to count many of your blessings. But rather than leave it there, this Advent, we seek to allow our blessings to bless others. As a family, decide how much you would like to donate for each of your blessings to help the Board of World Mission provide blessings for others. You may not have some of the blessings listed for one day but be aware that you may count many blessings for other days. Find a jar to collect a penny or a nickel for each of these blessings? Perhaps you can afford to give more. If change is in short supply around your home you can use the tally card sheet found in this PDF . Cut the tally cards off the sheet each day, make note of your blessing, and place it in the jar. At the end of Advent, December 24, we will invite you to total up your blessing count and make that a donation to the Board of World Mission’s work. We would count it a blessing to be able to share your blessings around the world.
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