Pr. 17:8: “A present is a precious stone in the eyes of its possessor; wherever he turns, he prospers.”
Last night I met with some missionaries who give out stockings every Christmas to lonely, elderly people in our area. They were recalling a stocking they’d delivered about 3 years ago to a precious elderly woman from our church. They presented the 95-year-old with a Christmas stocking and tears came to her eyes.
As she gazed at her stocking, she told them that she had never had a stocking before. In 95 years, she had never had 1 Christmas stocking. Imagine all the emotions she must have experienced with this simple gift that had her name across the front in glitter.
Certainly her spirits and emotions were strengthened (prospered) that day as she held her precious gift. Who can we help prosper? Find someone who needs a precious stone, and then bless them.