Friday, December 18, 2009

What Would Jesus Buy?

Posted by Leona Bergstrom

It’s that time of the year again where I find myself thinking, “well, maybe I should get her ONE more little thing.” And off I go, buying one more unneeded, unnecessary gift just to be sure I have done enough.

That’s probably why Pastor Jonathan’s sermon entitled What Would Jesus Buy? was so poignant. Preaching from both the Bible and Charlie Brown’s Christmas Special (1965), Jonathan challenged us to not buy one more gift, but buy one less gift – for family and friends at least. He wisely suggested that instead we find ways to give generously to the needs of the poor and less fortunate.

So today I went back to one of my favorite on-line shopping sites: the AGROS Catalog. For some of the family I bought school supplies for children in Central America. And in memory of my dad I bought an acre of seeds. What a great way to shop – and to give to an amazing organization that successfully ministers to the real needs of the poor.

Somehow, I think that indeed, seeds and trees and goats and chickens for the poor are exactly the things Jesus would buy!

Won’t you join the shopping spree? Go to Agros’ website at and give the gift of hope.

1 comment:

Trudy said...

Wonderful idea. I to find myself in that mind set of needing to get one more thing. Trudy