As Christmas nears, we can get overly focused on gifts under the tree, the lights on the houses, and the cards in the mail. It can be a time of great joy and anticipation for some, and for others, the holiday may bring about feelings of sadness and loss. It is important for all of us to remember that the true meaning of Christmas is love. John 3:16-17 says, “For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him.”
Let the above Bible verse be a reminder that Christmas is a celebration of this incredible act of love. To show gratitude for His never-ending love this season, we can intentionally offer one another compassion, kindness, and strength during what can be a difficult time for some. A simple smile, wishing someone well, offering a hug, or providing a much-needed item or resource – these are little acts of kindness that go a long way.
At The Rees-Jones Foundation, we are blessed to be able to “serve God by serving others, sharing His resources in ways that provide opportunities for the disadvantaged, relief for the suffering, and encouragement in the growth and well-being of children and families in our community” all year round.
In just the last year, the Foundation has been able to help nearly 200 nonprofits in North Texas and overseas sustain, improve, and/or expand their services for children and families. Some of those include ACH Child and Family Services, Boy Scouts of America, Dallas Afterschool, Camp Summit, Communities in Schools of Greater Tarrant County, CURE International, Dallas Children’s Advocacy Center, Dallas Coalition of Spay Neuter Providers, The First Tee of Fort Worth, International Justice Mission, The Meadows Mental Health Policy Institute, Presbyterian Night Shelter of Tarrant County, Ronald McDonald House of Dallas and Tarrant County, and SPCA of Texas, just to name a few.
Please join us in celebrating the season as we rejoice the coming of Christ our newborn King!