Little Chad was a shy, quiet young fellow. One day he came home and told his Mother he’d like to make a Christmas Card for everyone in his class.
Her heart sank…
She thought, I wish he wouldn’t do that! Because she had watched the other Children when they walked home from school. Her Chad was always behind them.
They laughed and hung on to each other and talked to each other. But Chad was never included.
Nevertheless, she decided she would go along with her son. So she purchased the paper and glue and crayons. For three whole weeks, night after night, Chad painstakingly made thirty-five Christmas Cards.As Christmas Day was only a few weeks away and School was finishing up, Chad was beside himself with excitement! He carefully put his cards in his back pack, and bolted out the door. His mum decided to bake him his favourite cookies and serve them up warm and nice with a cool glass of milk when he came home from school. She just knew he would be disappointed — maybe that would ease the pain a little. It hurt her to think that he wouldn’t get many Christmas Cards — maybe none at all.That afternoon she had the cookies and milk on the table. When she heard the children outside she looked out the window. Sure enough here they came, laughing and having the best time. And, as always, there was Chad in the rear. He walked a little faster than usual.
She fully expected him to burst into tears as soon as he got inside.She noticed His arms were empty, and when the door opened she choked back the tears.
“Mummy has some warm cookies and milk for you.”
But he hardly heard her words. He just marched right on by, his face aglow, and all he could say was…
“Not a one — not a one.”
“And then he added, “I didn’t forget a one, not a single one!”
By Gale Galloway, from Dream A New Dream.
( A Valentines message adapted for Christmas )
What is Christmas,Valentines Day or any Special Day all about ?
Giving from the Heart is the Essence of Love Receiving in Thankfulness is it’s Aroma.
For God so Loved the World that He gave His one and only Son, and when we believe in Him we do not perish, we have Eternal life. – John 3:16
So Lets enter God’s gates with Thanksgiving and His courts with Praise, by giving thanks to Him and praising His name. For the Lord is good and His Love is never ending, it endures forever, God’s faithfulness continues through all generations. Psalms 100: 4-5
Music- Christmas Medley – Placido Domingo