Every time I see this video I am reminded of why we give gifts in the first place. For several years our church has been a part of this initiative and it is one of the things that I get most excited about this time of year.
Christmas: a time for love and a time for giving.
Year round we celebrate the idea that we live with less stuff so that we can give to certain things that God has placed in our hearts. The two main ones for us are to stop child sex slavery and to end the world's water problem.
What if we could give life to those who would otherwise loose it. The lack of clean drinking water kills more people everyday than ANYTHING else. The thing is.......WE can change that. We can choose to live our lives in a different way and teach our children to do the same. WE can live without lattes, WE can live without huge televisions and brand new cars. THEY cannot live without water. WE can bring it to THEM. Problem solved.