Every year about this time we start the search for the perfect gifts, but the whole process has become increasingly commercialized. There’s no more striking symbol of that than Black Friday. On one hand it’s good that we take time to think of our loved ones and honor them with gifts, but, my goodness, we do seem to go overboard! Fuller Friday offers a unique opportunity to remind us of the true spirit of Christmas, the day we celebrate God’s gift of His son to redeem us all. Throughout His ministry, Jesus taught that the greatest commandment — after loving God — was to love one another, to take care of the poor and the afflicted, and to reach out to those in need.
A great way to do that is to share of your blessings to help a family in need to have a decent place to call home, and Fuller Friday is a great way to do just that. Whether you’re making a gift to a family through this ministry or giving an alternative gift to a loved one you can be sure that you are doing just as we’ve been counseled to do — loving others and reaching out to those in need.
What can your gift do to help a family have a simple, decent home?
- $10 — a box of nails
- $25 — a square of shingles
- $50 — a cabinet
- $100 — three gallons of paint
- $500 — lights and electrical wiring
- $1,000 — flooring
- And $4,000 can fund an entire safe home in Nepal, an earthquake-ravaged nation where thousands need a helping hand.
So thank you for being a part of Fuller Friday. May your Christmas season be rich with the gifts of the Spirit.
David Snell, President, The Fuller Center for Housing
Social media memes and other Fuller Friday promotional resources are available at this link.