A young woman ran away from home to get married. Her father was angry and said he would never forgive her or ever want to see her again.
She was sorry and wrote long letters seeking forgiveness, but still the father remained unforgiving. She eventually had a son.
One day, when the boy was old enough to run and play, an idea came to her. Why not send her son to her father. He would be a living letter telling her father of her love for him and that she still very much wanted his forgiveness.
They drove to grandfather’s house. The boy had not been there before, but the house was as his mother remembered it. She told the boy to knock on the door. When Grandpa answered, he was to give him a big hug and a kiss.
The boy went to the door, knocked, grandfather answered, the boy reached up, kissed him and gave him a huge hug. His heart melted and the father motioned for his daughter to come in as she was standing just a few feet from the door.
Reconciliation happened that day just as reconciliation happens at Christmastime between God and God’s children. Jesus is God’s sign of his love for us and his power to forgive us our wrongs.
Thanks to Tim Zingale
Think of a time when YOU were reconciled with a family member, a friend or a co-worker.
I DON’T NEED AN ANGEL ON THE TOP OF MY TREE, I ALREADY HAVE ONE IN HEAVEN LOOKING DOWN ON ME!