Who Will You Bless ‘Not So Randomly’ This Christmas?

About 5 years ago, I decided that at Christmas I would buy one extra Christmas present for someone that God lets me know really needs a blessing on Christmas day. I have had some sensational opportunities with people as I see them in the street on Christmas morning and hand the gift over to them.

A few years ago, I went for a walk as I normally do each Christmas morning to find that person God wants me to bless and as I was walking out of my driveway there was a woman walking her dog. I felt in my spirit a whisper, “that’s the one” and so I stopped her and I said “Merry Christmas! I just wanted to give you this today and God bless you.” The woman looked at me quite strangely and then looked at the gift and said, “No, I can’t accept that”. I said, “but it’s for you", “Really?” she said. Then, with a leash in one hand and the gift in the other, she gave me a big hug and said “thank you” and kept walking. The gift was nothing special, just a box of chocolates. But what I have found is that when you give a random person a gift on Christmas day to bless them, you quickly discover that maybe it’s not such a random person after all, it’s more of a ‘not so random person’ that God has picked out.

My challenge to us, church, is to buy one extra small gift like a box of chocolates and on the way to church or on the way home or sometime during Christmas day, ask God to show you who needs that gift. I know you will find that it blesses them and might just be what they need.

Who will you bless ‘not so randomly’ this Christmas?

See you at the Healesville Christmas Carols, Saturday night 6.30pm, at Queens Park and then Sunday morning 8.30am for prayer and 10am for part 2 of ‘WHAT?’ With the topic, ‘Jesus is human too.’

Blessings and peace,


Ps Neil Milton

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