God did extraordinary miracles through Paul, so that even handkerchiefs and aprons that had touched him were taken to the sick, and their illnesses were cured and the evil spirits left them. (Acts 19:11-12)
Even though they were involved in demonic activity, God loved the people of Ephesus. They were enthralled with the supernatural, so He used extraordinary miracles to draw them to Himself.
Paul didn’t have to be present for miracles to happen. Handkerchiefs that were used as sweatbands and leather aprons that he wiped his sweaty hands on while making tents were symbols of Paul’s labor of love and humbleness of heart that release the power of God.
As you humble yourself performing labors of love this Christmas season, feel God drawing you to himself. Delight yourself in His warm fuzzies as you gift others. If you’re a musician, give the gift of music, if you’re an artist, gift art or decorate, if you’re a good cook, gift food. God uses what you love to draw you to Himself.
Father, I praise You for drawing me to Yourself. Increase my awareness of your presence in this Christmas season and beyond. In Jesus’ name, I pray. Amen.