A lonely man walked a long bumpy roadon his journey to get to the crowds in the city.On the way he met sorrow.He came face to face with suffering.He spent time with discouragement.He battled failure.Finally he reached the city.He stood in the midst of a large crowedin the middle of the town square.Multitudes of people surrounded him.He noticed an old man leaning on a cane.He said to the man,”I have traveled a long hard journey andcame to the crowds because I felt lonely.There are people everywhere,but I still feel lonely.I don’t understand.”The wise old man said,”My friend, loneliness is merely … Continue reading WHAT IS LONELINESS? PARABLE OF A LONELY MAN
It was an ordinary stable.There was nothing unusual about it.The manger was a typical manger,designed to feed animals,yet it fed the world.Out of the humblehand-hewn manger camea visionthat changed the entire world,a messagethat inspired all mankind,a hopethat encouraged ever heart,a promiseof peace and goodwill to all.Nothing more profound couldcomefrom such a humble beginning.We have our own unique manger.Who will we feed?Who will we inspire?Who will we encourage? Continue reading IT WAS A TYPICAL MANGER
It’s the middle of the night and I’m standing in a breezy, cold makeshift manger with droopy-eyed sheep and cattle, staring at a young couple that I never saw before huddled in one corner of the manger. The man has his arm and cloak around her and she’s leaning against him holding a baby that looks brand new. What a humble way to start a life, I thought. It didn’t make sense to me and neither did the words that the other older shepherds were murmuring….. ”Messiah.” “God with us.” “Son of God.” I … Continue reading WHAT IS THE MESSAGE IN THE MANGER?