A Christmas Blessing You Won’t Forget

Glen A Christmas Blessing You Won't Forgetpatted the wallet in his back pocket. He had landed a job after school as grocery checker at Fergeson’s Super Market and had just cashed his first paycheck. In two weeks, he would be able to make the down payment for that 1985 Chevrolet at Bud’s used car lot. A bicycle was fine for kids. But Glen was tired of the guys teasing him at school.

Times were rough for Glen and his mom. His father, an alcoholic, died in a drunken brawl when Glen was only ten. His mom suffered with chronic asthma but ironed clothes to pay the bills. Glen delivered papers for several years to supplement their income, but this new job promised more: a future. The thought of managing his own store someday made Glen swell with pride.

Upon leaving, Glen heard a commotion in the checkout line. A shabbily dressed woman pleaded with the checker: “But I must feed my babies! I don’t have enough money! It’s almost Christmas!”

Glen signed deeply and walked over to the lady. “Excuse me,” he said, pulling her away from prying eyes. Without hesitation, he reached into his pocket and placed the bills into her trembling hands. “Sshh! Now go buy your groceries.” Glen tore loose from the woman’s grateful embrace and rode home.

A few days later, Glen found an envelope from Mr. Fergeson in his time card slot. Inside it read, “Promoted to assistant manager. I need people with unselfish hearts in my business. Merry Christmas!” In the envelope was a $200 advance.

Trouble knocks at every door. But we can always find someone who suffers more. In God’s plan of economy, we are blessed so that we can bless others, in the process. He always meets our own needs.1

He gives you something you can then give away…so that you can be generous in every way, producing with us great praise to God  (2 Corinthians 9:11 THE MESSAGE).

Rebecca Barlow Jordan, “A Christmas Blessing,” Copyright 2002 Cook Communications Ministries, Christmas with God  by Honor Books. Used with permission. May not be further reproduced. All rights reserved.

THE REASON FOR OUR CHRISTMAS BLESSINGS

Blessings are not something for us to hoard. God blesses us–so that we can bless others, especially at Christmastime, but all year long. The blessings we give away are the ones we never forget.

MY PRAYER FOR YOU

Lord, as your birthday approaches, help us to share with others the blessings you have lavished upon us. No matter how much or how little, take our simple gifts and multiply them that others might find hope and joy this Christmas. And thank You, Jesus, for coming into this world to give us joy, hope, peace–and life. You are our very best Christmas gift.

Day-votedly Yours,

Rebecca

IT’S YOUR TURN

In what way has God blessed you this Christmas? What can you give to someone this year? Is there a Christmas blessing you’ve never forgotten? Would you share your comments below? Your words might encourage someone today.

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4 Responses to “A Christmas Blessing You Won’t Forget”

  1. Andrew on December 17th, 2014 2:01 pm

    I got an sms from Creflo Dollar Ministries to ask if I could bless a child with a Do-Good seed.. I knew that a woman had asked me to come and work at her house that she had put on the market to sell.. Well I went and did the work that she required and was paid in full.. I then decided that I would not only sow one seed, but another four as well.. Because Father God is awesome and so good and blesses us so we can be a blessing to others.. I just love blessing people.. Father God gave me His heart a few years back, when I went on a conference in the Eastern Cape at eight Days of Glory with Dr Rodney Howard Brown who came to save souls here in South Africa.. Father God has a crying heart for the Africans who don’t know Jesus and wants saints to go out into Africa and lead the African people to Lord Jesus and accept Him as their Lord and Saviour.. I realy love the African people and have received two names in Zulu.. One, Mathlalashushu meaning the old man who sits on his tail (BOTTOM) all day drinking beer, what they call Twala.. And Spashimlomo meaning my mouth is used as a purse, because when I was a little boy growing up on a farm in Mpumalanga and I used to keep my money in my mouth, not to loose it as a boy always has holes in his pockets.. Well thats all for now.. I pray you have a Super Blessed and Beautiful Festive Season and an awesomely Blessed and Happy Christmas to celebrate our dear Lord Jesus Birthday.. Regards, love, hugs and Blessings… Ps God bless the work of your hands and all that your heart desires..

  2. michae bundy on December 19th, 2014 10:31 pm

    I just got laid off from my job and on top of that my car got repoed please pray for me I was hoping to get married but don’t know were to turn my chirtmas this year looks grim really grim right now only litteraly have fiffty cents to my name with no job or no way out I’m deppressed and don’t no my next move in life man this is terrible time for me but thank got I’m not dead man pray for me don’t know what I’m going to do got to get trasportation so I could look for work but don’t know how. Withouta dime in my pockeck. On top of that every little cent I get goese on ramen nooodles just to have something in my stomach plese pray and god blees the people who are in worst trouble than me wish I could help every body but trying to seek help for myself.

  3. Rebecca Barlow Jordan on December 20th, 2014 9:33 am

    Michae, So sorry for these hard circumstances! So many can identify with you this Christmas. You are in our prayers that God will make a way and meet your needs. Perhaps a Bible-believing church near you would help meet some temporary needs and become friend and prayer support for you.

  4. Rebecca Barlow Jordan on December 20th, 2014 4:56 pm

    Thank you, Andrew.

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