16 December 2006


One day, an elderly gentleman who boarded a bus with a bouquet of flowers in his hand. As he sat down, he noticed an attractive young girl sitting across from him. Her eyes kept drifting over to the flowers. It was obvious that the flowers attracted her. In a few minutes it was time for the man to get off the bus. Standing to his feet, he handed the flowers to the girl and said, “I noticed that you like flowers. I would like you to have these. I think my wife would like for you to have them, too. I’ll tell her I gave them to you.” With that, he stepped off the bus…and entered the gate of a small cemetery.

The beauty of the story is that the man gave the “gifts” that he had to someone who could use and appreciate them. Rather than keeping it with him, he gave it away and invested in the future.

Mother Theresa, one day while boarding a train in India, she lost one of her sandals. As it tumbled to the tracks, Mother Theresa attempted to reach it—but failed to do so. At that point, she did a strange thing. She removed her other sandal and tossed it on the track next to the first one. When her fellow passengers asked her why he’d done it, she simply replied, “When some poor fellow finds that first sandal, now he’ll have a pair of sandal he can wear.

I am frequently struck by this simple way of showing love to people who are in more needs than us. In the Bible, John 3:16 says, “For God so loved the world that He gave His one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.”

The story of the born Jesus Christ can be found in the book of Luke 1 where the birth of Jesus was foretold to Mary and she obeyed the Lord by replying: "I am the Lord's servant," Mary answered. "May it be to me as you have said." Then the angel left her. See here for more, as well of here.

As we enter the seoson of Christmas celebration, I’d like you to have the greatest gift/love of your life—Jesus Christ. It’s my sincere hope that you will find the real joy of Christmas: For Christians—that is the joy of giving and sharing; as for those of you who are still searching, the joy of receiving the greatest gift of your life time.

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year!

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