I don’t understand it, but . . .

A friend sent me the story that follows below. I could find no author to credit, but I located the website on which it appears: Wreckless Faith. Here’s the story:

Newspaper boyA little boy was selling newspapers on a corner as people, but he was so cold that he was trying harder to stay as warm as he could than he was selling papers. He walked up to a policeman and said, “Mister, you wouldn’t happen to know where a poor boy could find a warm place to sleep tonight would youYou see, I sleep in a box around the corner there and down the alley, and it’s going to be awful cold in there tonight. Sure would be nice to have a warm place to stay.” Continue reading

Happy Birthday, Jesus!

Hey, guess what, it’s Jesus’ birthday! I wondered what He’d like — I mean, what do you get a guy who has everything…literally?

We could throw Him a surprise party. Oh, wait…He’d know we were even thinking of it, let alone actually attempting it.

OK, I have it; it’s exactly what He wants, but can’t have unless we give it to Him ourselves. It’s the perfect CHRIST-mas present: Continue reading

God’s “Approach Present” is more than a gift…It’s an offering…TO US!

An “approach present” — that is, an offering — has a significantly greater importance and purpose in the scriptures than simply a “gift.”

When Jacob met Esau, many years after virtually stealing Esau’s birthright, he didn’t simply bring a gift. Jacob brought his estranged and rightfully angry brother an “approach present,” an offering to make amends for the ill will that Jacob’s actions toward his brother had caused. Here’s the brief exchange at their reunion: Continue reading