Christmas Scripture Cards are not only a wonderful gift, they are a blessing and encouragement to the people in your life.
You remember the ever-so-popular Christmas favorite, A Charlie Brown Christmas? I must admit I’ve struggled to understand why people like to watch this depressing cartoon. There is certainly nothing holly or jolly about Charlie Brown.
But there is something very familiar. Despite the fact that everyone around him is having an amazing holiday season, Charlie Brown finds the jolly of the season nauseating to his lonely heart. His sentiment is all too familiar when he opens up his mailbox longing for just one Christmas card, only to find it empty.
“I know nobody likes me. Why do we have to have a holiday season to emphasize it?” he laments.
Truth be told, Christmas isn’t merry for everyone. In fact, it can be one of the hardest times of the year. All the hurt and trials this world brings can sink heavy into our hearts as the “halls are decked with holly.”
You can probably think of someone right now who is struggling (maybe even you).
This Christmas, there are people who will face their first Christmas without a loved one. People battling cancer, chemo, and the haunting of “what-if.” There are families struggling to make ends meet due to unemployment or other financial hardships.
And there are millions of single parents out there wallowing in the brokenness of spending the holidays without their kids.
Yes, pain and struggle are still here even when the world decks the halls and sings out with jolly. And trust me when I say that there aren’t enough candy canes, sleigh rides, or reindeer to make their hearts bright.
But… there is hope.
As Charlie Brown finally figures out, there is a light in the darkness. There is hope for the brokenhearted. And it’s all about Jesus. The whole season. In the end, his friends finally gather around his meager little tree and they surround him with “Christmas.”
Friend, I pray that if there is pain in your heart this year you will find the HOPE that is lying in that manger. I pray that you will feel God’s love for you and rest in the promise that He will never leave… even when the darkness surrounds. I pray that if you are one of the many who will celebrate this holiday alone, you will cling to His truth that you are loved, chosen, and treasured.
I’ve made you some Christmas Scripture Cards. They are simply the verses I cling to when I feel that cold bitterness begin to haunt. They are the truths I claim so that my heart will not give in to the lies of loneliness and despair.
Think of them as my gift to you. Think of them as your Charlie Brown Christmas made brighter.
I pray that you will print them off and post them around your house or put them in your purse. Whatever it takes to remind yourself that God is still God. He is good and gracious and He is always working things for our good.
Give the Gift of Christmas Scripture Cards
I would also encourage you to give the gift of HOPE and promise to your friends. There are so many people hurting. Reach out and offer them something no other gift can offer… light in the darkness.
You can print these Christmas Scripture Cards completely free. I recommend printing them on cardstock paper. I cut them with our paper cutter, but you could use scissors, too. Then bind them together with a ribbon from your local craft store.
It would make a lovely gift with an inspirational mug. (I love this one and this one.) You might even add in some pretty tea bags. I usually buy a box of Christmas tea and add the bags to gifts throughout the season.
They would also be beautiful in a 3×5 card box. Craft stores have these for great prices this time of year. I’ve even found them for $1.
Of course, don’t get caught up in spending money on this. The Christmas Scripture Cards would be a welcome gift just as they are! Taking the time to print out and collect these cards for someone will touch their heart. You’ll be glad you did it!
Pass on your Christmas Scripture Cards
Another idea for your Christmas Scripture Cards is to pass them along throughout the season. Whether it’s the checkout line or the doctor’s office, pass out a few everywhere you go.
We often pass out tracts as we are out and about in the community. Why not do something special for Christmas? My kids enjoy finding people or places to stick these Christmas Scripture Cards so they will provide encouragement to whoever finds them! You could even put your church’s address on the back and invite the person to join you this Sunday!
Get Your Christmas Scripture Cards
Ok, it’s your turn! What will you do with these cards? Who might you share the light of Christ with? Leave a comment and share your ideas with us!