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I read a story recently about a man who loved animals.  He worked from his house and his front door would not stay closed unless it was locked.  The man rarely bothered to lock it.

One day he was working and heard his front door open.  He went to see what the noise was and discovered that a neighborhood dog named Buster had pushed it open.

The man gave Buster a treat and ruffled his ears a bit.  The dog returned each day.  He would push the door open and wait for the man to come to him.  He never barged his way in or begged for his treat.  He just waited patiently until the man came to him and he always came. 

As the weeks went by Buster started bringing some of his friends with him.  Sometimes these furry friends wouldn’t go home! People would smile as they went by the man’s house.  The front door would be open and they knew that he was inside enjoying the fellowship of Buster and his friends.

This man showed love.  The ones he shared with shared and look what happened.   Unconditional Love and fellowship.  I think we all want a little be of that!  Reach out and share the love of Christ.   Someone is waiting for an invite!!  Deb~

1 John 4:7-8  Beloved, let us love one another, for love is from God, and whoever loves has been born of God and knows God.  Anyone who does not love does not know God, because God is love.

Believe

December 5, 2014 — Leave a comment

Have you read the book or watched the move The Polar Express, by Chris Van Allsburg?  It tells the story of a young boy who’s near the age where he doesn’t believe in Santa Claus.

On Christmas Eve he is awakened by a train that has pulled up in his front yard.  The conductor steps out and tells him to get aboard.  He gets on the train to find other pajama clad children questioning just like him. 

The train stops in a magical city which turns out to be the North Pole.  Santa appears and hands out gifts.  The little boy receives and silver bell from Santa’s reindeer harness. One catch…he has to believe in order to hear the bell.   Santa takes off on his rounds and the children load back up on the train for their trip home.  The boy reaches in his pocket for his bell realizing it has fallen through a hole in his coat pocket. 

He wakes Christmas morn with all the packages under the tree but his eye catches a small box.  Inside is the bell and a note from Santa telling him to fix the hole in his pocket.

The last line of the book reads…“At one time, most of my friends could hear the bell, but as years passed, it fell silent for all of them.”

It looks like to me that you have to believe for the spirit to work!

Scripture tell us “And we also thank God continually because, when you received the word of God, which you heard from us, you accepted it not as the word of men, but as it actually is, the word of God, which is at work in you who believe.” (I Thessalonians 2:13, NIV)

Hmm, you have to believe before the word of God can be at work in you.  Maybe you are a non believer and don’t understand the ways of God or maybe you are like Santa’s friends and believed at one time but His voice has been silent.

It is never too late!  It doesn’t matter what you’ve done.  Say you’re sorry and Believe!! ~Deb