Dear VCA Families,
The writer of Hebrews concluded his letter to his readers with several exhortations. Among them is the exhortation to “continually offer God a sacrifice of praise...and to share with others, for with such sacrifices God is pleased.” Both our praise to God and our works of service to others are considered “sacrifices” that please God.
This Christmas season is unlike any other in my lifetime. We are being told to limit travel and the size of our usual family gatherings to prevent the spread of COVID in our communities. This is very hard to deal with, especially given how much COVID has already impacted our daily lives this year.
Instead of letting the things we can’t do this Christmas prevent us from enjoying the things we can, let’s “offer to God a sacrifice of praise” and “not forget to do good and to share with others.” May God help us focus less on our own problems and focus more on Christ and service to others. “With such sacrifices, God is pleased.”
-- David Funk