It’s already the 4th day of Christmas and only 4 more days until a new year and a new month arrives. Traditionally, during the 12 days of Christmas people did not work, it was a festive time for visiting with friends , family, and those in the community. Due to limited modes of transportation, most people stayed within their regional areas and engaged in community activities. In our modern times, it is rare to have 12 days in a row to celebrate a holiday and hang out with friends, but that doesn’t mean we can’t make time to communicate with friends, even if it can’t be face-to-face.
If you’ve had a busy holiday season and haven’t had much time to spend with friends, there are other ways to keep in touch and let people know you haven’t forgotten about them. People find texting and emailing to be impersonal, but to that person who is without family during Christmas, those who feel lonely, and friends who don’t have the opportunity to socialize very much; those words of greetings and well wishes mean a lot. If personal Facebook messages, texting and email aren’t your thing, there is always the old fashioned and pleasantly surprising card or letter. Choose whichever methods you are most comfortable with.
Proverbs 27:17 “As iron sharpens iron, so one person sharpens another.”
Ecclesiastes 4:9-10 “Two are better than one, because they have a good return for their labour: If either of them falls down, one can help the other up. But pity anyone who falls and has no one to help them up.”