This year I've made up some "Christmas packs", and I'm handing them out while I run errands between now and Christmas time (restaurants, grocery stores, hair salon, etc.) Each pack contains a gospel tract, a couple pieces of candy, and a half sheet of paper with the following info:
"Peace on earth. Goodwill to men." That's a popular phrase this time of year. Do you know where it comes from? It comes from the Bible. Many people think of peace as the absence of conflict or the absence of fighting, but the peace spoken of int he Bible is much greater than that. "Peace on earth. Goodwill to men" refers to peace between you and God. It's the message the angels brought to the shepherds in the field the night Jesus was born on this earth. "Glory to God in the highest, and on earth, peace, goodwill toward men!" Luke 2:14. It's the message we proclaim when we sing that classic Christmas carol Hark the Herald Angels Sing ("Peace on earth and mercy mild. God and sinners reconciled). Over 2,000 years ago, Jesus Christ was born on this earth. He came here to provide us with the peace of reconciliation with God. That is why we celebrate Christmas.
I have provided two things for your today:
- A treat (Merry Christmas! Enjoy!)
- A gospel tract (my hope is that you will read the message in the tract and spend some time considering it today).
Merry Christmas and enjoy your day!
If you have an evangelism idea you use during Christmas time, please share it with me in the comments section of this post.