Dressember Day 16:
“Gold I bring to crown Him again”- We Three Kings
One of my favorite things about Christmas is the spirit and sentiment in the air that makes us believe we all have something valuable to give to our loved ones. As the gift-giving day of the year quickly approaches, some of us find ourselves shopping at Neiman Marcus, others of us at the Ninety-Nine Cent Store ;all of us pursuing the perfect gift that embodies the words we can’t say “I love you”, “you mean so much to me”, “you deserve to be valued.”
We spend hours scavenging the sale racks and racing our shopping carts with the image of the look on our loved ones’ face when they open that perfect present as the end prize. Yes, the skeptic in me is thinking about how much money is being made off of this sacred holiday and how the retail industry takes advantage of this “gift-giving” spirit of the season. And yet underneath all the hustle & bustle & panic & anticipation: we breathe in this truth: being selfless brings satisfaction. Making others happy, makes you happy. And you may not have everything you want this Christmas, you may not get everything you want this Christmas but you have something. You have been given something and you have something to give. To your loved ones, to women around the world oppressed by the yoke of slavery, to yourself.
Each dress I wear reminds me: even when I feel like there is so much I can’t do, there is something I can do. I can wear a dress and stand against slavery and help the women around the world. I can give the gift of awareness and education to others. I can produce real change. Please join me by visiting my fundraising page: https://support.dressemberfoundation.org/fundraise?fcid=576149 and praying for eyes to see the ways in which God is calling you to give this season. Giving is a way to crown the King.
“Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.”- Matthew 25:40