Merry Christmas!

The Reeder Family Tree, she's a beaut.
Merry Christmas... Feliz Navidad. For those of you that didn't know, we're back in the States for a couple of weeks to be with family this holiday season and are headed back to Honduras on January 6. We feel so blessed to get this opportunity to be here; after this we don't plan to be back in the States until at least next September.

Christmas is special to us this year as we think of Christ starting His own development project. He too left a nice, comfortable place to be in an unsafe, dirty, confusing situation. We recognize that He set the precedent of giving up comfort in order to be close to those in need. Leaving heaven to sleep on the floor of a barn is pretty difficult to imagine. Our (substantially easier) process of giving things up in order to serve others is an amazingly humbling experience. It's hard to explain how beautiful it is to be a part of that.

Anyone with access to this blog is in an amazingly blessed position, please don't take advantage of your blessings. We have been given so much, and we have a responsibility to love and serve those around us. This Christmas, take a moment to think of those that truly have nothing; don't think of us, Stacey and Kaleb don't count, we have too much as it is. Think of the little naked kid, the elderly woman living in a mud hut, the African man that lost his wife to AIDS, the forgotten young women in Thailand, the family in Port-au-Prince. Those lives are just as important as ours. We're all in need; we all need love. Don't hold back this coming year. Christ didn't leave us the option of not loving them.

1 comment:

  1. Enjoy your time back in the States! God bless you guys!