The very heart of the Christmas story is the Infinite became the Infant on our behalf. The Great Giver gave us Jesus to restore us back to Him. As a small group leader, we can move through this Christmas season so busy with the extra activities and the new faces a holiday can bring that we realize somehow we missed Christmas altogether. We missed that God saw the broken and gave them the greatest gift.
Who are the broken children you’re missing right now? Who are the broken families that are hurting? We can’t be all things to all people, but we can look closer this Christmas season at our few that maybe need a little more from us during this time.
Maybe a family from one of your few is struggling financially this year.
Is there a way to love on the family through a physical gift?
Is Christmas a painful time for someone in your group due to loss from a divorce or death?
Your presence and extra attention could be what a child needs. A hand-written card sent home can easily put a smile on a kid’s face. It might be the extra difficult kid that needs a little bit of grace and patience. I don’t have the easiest of kids, so I know when a small group leader extends grace to my kids it feels like that same grace is extended to me.
Let’s make a pact this Christmas not to miss our few. Let’s give our few the gift of our presence and truly seeing them this Christmas.
How are you being present for your few this Christmas? We’d love to hear about it.
Written by Kelly Stockdale