Traditionally this is the day where workers and servants receive gifts from their master or employers. Today, it is a day where everyone heads out to town to seek any worthy bargains or shop with the assurance of generous discounted prices from the stores.
What would you like to buy? A friend of mine has listed a few house items she needed for the new house she has just shifted into, another friend looked forward for new addition to her wardrobe and another is enthusiastic on just seeking for any worthwhile bargains.
Apart from hunting for some bargains, let us focus on the original tradition of Boxing Day - the day of giving. God has blessed us with the many choices of material goods; surely there are more than few items you could afford to buy. If that is true, would you extend a generous hand to those who may need it?
In Leviticus 23, God encourages us to display a trait of generosity during festive times. During a time of your abundance, share the blessings God have bestowed to you. You may see what you could give as minimal but to someone, it may mean more than just a gift but the thought that someone cares. Whatever it may be, let us share the joy of the Lord this season by giving generously to those who needs it.
When you reap the harvest of your land, do not reap to the very edges of your field or gather the gleanings of your harvest. Leave them for the poor and for the foreigner residing among you. I am the Lord your God
- Irene Soon