Amy Grant - Grown-Up Christmas List

Amy Grant - Grown-Up Christmas List

The perfect Christmas gifts under the tree this year all come from Amy Grant’s ‘Grown-up Christmas list. She sings the longings in our hearts.

“So here's my lifelong wish. My grown-up Christmas list. Not for myself, but for a world in need.No more lives torn apart. Then wars would never start. And time would heal all hearts. And every one would have a friend and right would always win, and love would never end.”

Can you imagine waking up to a Christmas where love has won the world over? The news would be filled with inspiring and heartwarming stories instead of wars, the pandemic, and senseless tragedies. Families would be together and children would grow up without anxiety and fear. Wouldn’t it be truly miraculous? Almost like heaven on earth. We can all take something from Amy’s song and put it into action. While we may not be able to create world peace, we can show the love of Jesus by being his hands and feet when the opportunity comes in our own lives. Maybe it’s volunteering at a soup kitchen, inviting lonely neighbors to dinner, or showing kindness to a stranger. 

As children, we thought the best things in life were wrapped in shiny boxes topped with a perfect red bow. Now that we’re grown up, we know it’s things like peace, hope, and love. It’s special moments like being surrounded by friends and family. It’s having our health and a strong relationship with Jesus too. Those are the best gifts that don’t come perfectly wrapped. 

May this Christmas be filled with love, joy, and peace. May we all take Amy’s words to heart and find a way to spread the love of Jesus this Christmas season. 

“But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law,” Galatians 5:22-23.

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