Friday, January 1, 2010

Old Christmas Cards

The Circumcision and Name of Our Lord
New Year’s Day
January 1, 2010

The Lord be with you

What do you do with all those Christmas Cards? Some may just throw them in the trash, others may recycle, but in the end all those cards from family, friends, and business acquaintances disappear. Soon they can become a distant memory. But there is an idea that many Christians use that keeps them alive all year long and is a blessing to each and every one who sent you a card.

Write down the name of each person who sent you a Christmas Card, then use that list in your daily prayer life. Did you get ninety cards? Then three names a day will mean you have prayed for everyone who sent you a card each month, and twelve times in a year. In less than five minutes a day you can ask God’s blessings on each and everyone who sent you a card many times throughout the year.

Be a blessing in Christ,
Pastor John Rickert


  1. I couldn't help notice the word "circumcision" was used twice to define the date on the church calendar. Since I'm not a prude, and I have no feelings pro or con the procedure, I wonder why it strikes me as odd that it's there? I believe it's the prominence--as if the circumcision ranks up there with other significant events in the life of our Lord. Perhaps it was a much bigger deal than I was taught.

  2. I posted a short comment on this topic yesterday (Eve of ...), which is when I thought people would be wondering what you are wondering. If that is not enough, let me know and I expand on the topic in another post.

  3. This is a great idea and a great way to keep friends and relatives in prayer. Thanks!