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|Christmas message: Stange work, this Christmas|
By Waymond Warren
Fair Park Baptist Church
An egg carton under the Christmas tree was about as misplaced as a baby in a feed trough. But that was my Christmas gift—and little did I know that it would be a lifetime favorite. In 1973 cancer had left my Mam-maw with less money than ever, so she filled the Styrofoam treasure box with a treat in each of its twelve cradles… a chewy peppermint in six, a quarter in two, a couple of pecans and some walnuts. It represented her desire to reach the heart of an eight year old boy with love.
Strange how God works in simplicity, in sacrifice. But, He works. And, everyone inherently knows this is true.
Think on Frosty the Snowman: "He came to life one day … thumpety, thump thump…" That's heart language. "He waved good bye, saying 'Don't you cry—I'll be back again someday!" It's a Christocentric concept. A rapturous thought crouched in make-believe.
Rudolph is no different. It's a story of redemption. An outcast, who had no worth in the eyes of others, was endowed with a special power to help the world. Somehow we all feel the connection with, "You'll go down in His – story!" His story … yes.
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