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A CHRISTMAS GIFT

 

“For-Giving”

Two Words That Can Change Your Life Forever

“Forgive Me”

Give Yourself the Free-Gift, of Forgiving This Christmas.

            JESUS is the special gift of forgiveness, which GOD gave us. Just think, from the day JESUS was born, He spent his life teaching about forgiveness and went to the cross so that ALL our sins could be forgiven by OUR HEAVENLY FATHER.

“FORGIVE”

            JESUS taught forgiveness, as HE hung for hours on the cross. As HE was about to die a most anguishing death, HE looked at the man beside HIM and told him that HE would see him in paradise that day.

            JESUS also looked out at the men who were putting him to death, and asked GOD to forgive them because they knew not what they were doing.

            My thoughts also go to, Corrie Ten Boom. She had to be filled with GOD’S love and HOLY SPIRIT to reach out her hand to the man that day. He was at a church to hear her speak, several years after the end of the Second World War. This man pushed his way through the crowd, and made eye contact with Corrie. Instantly, she felt a chill go down her spine. It was the face of the German guard, who had seen her and her sister naked.     He was responsible for her sister’s death at the concentration camp! His face and cold piercing eyes had gawked at her every morning, during her imprisonment. After her release, the face and eyes continued to haunt her dreams.

            She saw something different in his eyes that day…Was it Love?

            “I have become a Christian,” the deep voice, said.

            The voice was the same voice, which had caused her knees to tremble, for so many years. There was something different about the voice now… It had Peace and even bubbled with Joy.         

            “Will you forgive me Corrie?” this tall handsome man asked with tears streaming down his face.

            Forgive…Forgive you...

            “GOD…help me forgive him,” Corrie cried in her heart, as she reached out her trembling hand, and said, “I forgive you.”

            Instantly, there was a surge of power, pulsating through her fingers, as they were held softly in the German’s rough calloused hand.

            Her enemy became her Christian brother that day.

            The girls and I pray, that your hands and hearts, will reach out to forgive someone this Christmas Season.

As you worship God’s special gift Jesus, follow his example by reaching out your hand in Forgiveness, as he taught us to do.

            Merry Christmas and have a Blessed New Year.

            With Christian Love

            Ethel Hiday Wicksey, Jane Hiday and Sandra Hiday                                        

© Written by Ethel Hiday Wicksey December 2003

 

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