For most North Americans with transportation, access to a grocery store allows us to purchase needed food for our families easily. This is not the case for many in the developing world. The pandemic made this worse in many countries because supply lines were cut off. In Matthew 25:35, Jesus said, “I was hungry and you gave me something to eat.” Count your blessings if you have easy access to a grocery store.
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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