Max Lucado tells the story of a king who traveled incognito to a nearby village. He had heard of the misfortune of five orphans, and he wanted to adopt them. When the orphans heard the king was coming, they began to work hard to impress him when he arrived-all but one little orphan. This little girl had no skill but the desire to care for people. She tried to learn what the other children were doing, but to no avail. She could only care for those who could not care for themselves.
When the king came to town dressed like a merchant, only the littlest orphan took time to care for him. She fed and brushed his donkey while he rested. When he awoke, the little girl stood by, simply enjoying his presence. He thanked her for her help and left. The king soon returned to find the little girl again. He explained that the other children were so busy preparing for his visit that they had no time to talk. Sometimes, he said, he just wanted to be their father, not the king they needed to impress. The king took the little girl to his castle, while the other children had to wait for a time when they were not so busy. Lucado ended his story: “And so it happened that the children with many talents but no time missed the visit of the king, while the girl whose only gift was her time to talk became his child.”
This Christmas Season and Holiday Season take some time to just spend some time with Jesus, our Lord and Savior. Here are some questions that may help you to spend some quality time with Jesus:
How did you grow in your faith in 2012? What did you learn about yourself? Where did you resist the promptings of the Holy Spirit in 2012? What do sense is your next step with God?
Make room for Jesus in your heart this year by making it a priority to attend one of our three identical Christmas Services – Wednesday, Dec 19th at 6:30 PM or Sunday, Dec 23rd at 9:30 AM or 11:00 AM. Children activities birth thru 3 years of age.
Please keep the families of CT in your prayers.