Saturday, December 25, 2010

The Reason for the Season

T'was the night before Christmas,
And all through the house,
The family was stirring,
There wasn't room for a mouse.
As we gathered around,
To read a sweet story,
The birth of our Savior..
Who was born in a manger.
A baby boy come to save the lost,
A baby boy who would die on the cross,
The reason why we have the remission of sin,
The reason why you and I are forgiven.
He was born to die,
Yes, for you and I,
Upon the Cross He paid the price,
He gave his life, the sweetest sacrifice,
Born of the womb, and buried in a tomb.
As he had said he would not stay,
Death could not bind him,
And He rose in three days.
Our savior is not dead,
we should not mourn,
But rather we should celebrate
The day He was born!!!
                Merry Christmas  

Thursday, December 23, 2010

the mighty ripples of a tiny stone

Today I was at Starbucks, it isn't my usual Starbucks, and I don't know why I even went to that particular one. Well so I was there and I started talking to an elderly woman about our favorite drinks. So I ordered, paid, and then started to sit at the table where my buddy was already sitting. The same elderly woman sat down before me and she realzied that the chair she just took was the one that I was sitting at. She got up, but I insisted that she can sit there. My friend got a phone call and had to leave. So this lady and I started talking. She told me of her back pain and how she apprechiated me being so kind. As the converstation progressed she told me about her recently deceased husband and how hard it has been since it is christmas and all. This conversation led me to be able to ask whether she knew God or not. She told me she as a child had been a mormon but had lost her religion as she got older. I using as my phone presented the gospel to her in the form of the Romans Road. She was very interested and she got my number and our church name. She wants to come to our church this upcoming sunday!! We finished our drinks and she told me she would call me sunday morning to solidify the plans.. I was amazed as I drove home at what had just happened. So today I was the small stone that God threw that caused the ripples to effect someone elses life. I am so glad that he used me to tell this lady the gospel. What a GREAT God and a great day!!! I want many more days like this one. see normally I find myself lacking the courage to tell others about christ. today he motivated me :)