A Christmas Story

Posted: December 23, 2010 in Charity, Christmas, Holiday
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Last Sunday, my family was invited to visit the Greater Hartford Church of Christ in New Britain for their Christmas Worship Service.

A member of the church, Augusto Russell, shared a true story during the service that helps spread some Christmas joy. Augusto mentioned that another member of the church works for a local post office and about this time last year, a letter arrived to the post office addressed to God.

Unsure of what to do, the postman made the decision to open the envelope. Inside was a letter from an aged widow who wrote something along these lines:

Dear God,

My friends and I do not have much money. I was hoping you might be able to help us out with a Christmas dinner. If you could find it in your heart to provide us with $100, I could buy enough food for a wonderful Christmas meal. This would mean a lot to all of us.

The heart of the postal worker was moved and so he decided he would try to answer the letter. He passed the letter and a hat around to his co-workers and soon collected $94 in donations to send back to the widow.

A couple weeks into the new year, a second letter from the widow arrived to the post office. With eager anticipation, the workers gathered to find out the result of their generosity. The letter read:

Dear God,

Thank you so much for answering my prayer. My friends and I enjoyed an amazing evening and great meal. We will never forget this.

P.S. I think those jerks at the Post Office stole 6 bucks.

  1. Randy says:

    How blessed were those at the post office to answer the letter and bring praise to God,
    only to be thought of as thieves. How much more blessed was the actual thief on the cross who was given another chance on his day of judgement. We are the thief on the cross and like him as we put our faith and trust in him, we too are given a second chance on the day of judgement! Praise God!

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