Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Christmas Hope






Christmas Hope

 
     “During World War II, a woman took her two little children to visit her parents in Texas because her husband was stationed in Europe. As they got ready for Christmas—setting the tree up, putting the presents out, and preparing dinner—they were experiencing the joy of Christmas, almost forgetting the worry of war. But no sooner had the fun began, than the family heard a dreaded knock on the door and received a terrible telegram greeting.

     The young mother had to tell her children that Daddy wouldn’t be coming home for Christmas...ever. And then she went up to her room to weep alone. Her parents debated and finally decided to take down the Christmas decorations and put the presents away. When the young lady came downstairs, she immediately saw the empty spot. She exclaimed, “Mother, what have you done?”

     Her mother replied, “You’re so broken-hearted, so your father and I decided this is not the time for Christmas.”

     The new widow said, “Oh no, mother, bring it all back. Christmas was made for times such as these.



A prayer for those in need of Christmas comfort and hope:

2 Thessalonians 2:16-17 (NLT)
    Now may our Lord Jesus Christ himself and God our Father, who loved us and by his grace gave us eternal comfort and a wonderful hope, 17 comfort you.....

 

6 comments:

Maple Lane said...

A very timely message with the situation in Connecticut. I appreciate the Bible verse you have shared.

Martha said...

Thank you.

Kansas Bob said...

Nice story Don. Amazing how such a little baby brought such big hope with him.

Wanda said...

This is truly a beautiful story. That's the kind of heart I want.

I'm glad I get to preview and read your post...HaHa I get a double blessing.

Love you, Babe.

Betsy Brock said...

What a great lesson. Not only do we need the distraction of joy and celebration when we are troubled, but we are rejoicing at the birth of the ultimate comforter, too!

Rose Hascall said...

Thank you for you comforting blog.