There was once a man who didn’t believe in the incarnation or the spiritual meaning of Christmas, and was skeptical about God. He and his family lived in a farm community.
His wife was a devout believer, and one snowy Christmas eve as she was taking the kids to the Christmas eve service at church, she pleaded with him to come, but he firmly refused. After they left, the winds grew stronger and the snow turned into a blizzard. As he looked out the window, all he saw was a blinding snowstorm. He sat down to relax before the fire for the evening.
Suddenly the man heard the racket of a flock of bird. When he looked out he saw a flock of birds that had been disoriented by the storm. The farmer had compassion for them and wanted to help them, and thought to himself, “The barn would be a great place for them to stay! It’s warm and safe; surely they could survive the storm.” His frustrated mounted and soon he was frantically running after them to chase them toward the barn. However, the birds only scattered into every direction except toward the barn.
Feeling totally frustrated, he exclaimed, “Why don’t they follow me! Can’t they see this is the only place where they can survive the storm!” He thought, “How can I possibly get them into the one place that’s safe.”
Titus Ch 3:3-8: tells us: It wasn’t so long ago that we ourselves were stupid and stubborn, dupes of sin, ordered every which way by our glands, going around with a chip on our shoulder, hated and hating back. But when God, our kind and loving Savior God, stepped in, he saved us from all that. It was all his doing; we had nothing to do with it. He gave us a good bath, and we came out of it new people, washed inside and out by the Holy Spirit. Our Savior Jesus poured out new life so generously. God’s gift has restored our relationship with him and given us back our lives. And there’s more life to come—an eternity of life! You can count on this.
Please: Open your heart to His Love this Christmas, and share it with all you meet. Happy Christmas to one and all.