Sometimes Secrets are Good

Have you ever been a Secret Santa at Christmas time? I have seen this “game” most often “played” at work. Each participant fills out a questionnaire based on their likes and dislikes. The forms are then distributed in a blind-draw. Then for a week, participants give small anonymous gifts (like a candy bar or favorite drink) to their giftee. This usually culminates in a larger gift & discovering who has been your Secret Santa for the week.

Each February the ladies at our church have the opportunity to get a new Secret Pal. The program is designed to give each participant a sense of mystery, fun, and connection. Secret pals should be contacted monthly with a note, card, or small gift. Pray daily for your Secret Pal.

How cool is it to know that someone is praying for you daily? I love that I will be able to offer specific encouragement to my pal for through lifting others up we partner with God to bring about positive change.

There is a counter near the front door where we leave our gifts. The trick is to place items there without being seen.

“Be careful not to practice your righteousness in front of others to be seen by them. If you do, you will have no reward from your Father in heaven. “So when you give to [your secret pal], do not announce it with trumpets…when you give to [her] do not let your [giving be seen] so that your giving may be in secret. Then your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you. – Matthew 6:1-4 NIV (edits mine)

I have included some pictures from the luncheon that was held earlier this month. Secret pals from 2021 were revealed & new ones were as assigned. Even those (like me) who are new to secret pal this year participated in ex-changing gifts

Is God calling you to do something that will be life-changing for someone else? I encourage you to listen to that still small voice and do it!


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