ye know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ,
that, though he was rich, yet for your sakes
he became poor, that ye through his poverty
might be rich."
One Christmas Eve, as late Christmas shoppers
hurried along the street, a crippled newsboy
stood on his crutches offering his papers to
the passersby. He looked happy, and his
crutches were decorated with evergreens.
One man greeted him with a cheerful smile, "My
boy, you surely have the Christmas spirit!"
The boy replied, "What's the use of putting on
a sour face? Sure, I am poor and lame, but
that's no reason for looking glum. I won't get
presents like other boys at Christmas, but I
can have fun, too. So I decorated my crutches
just to make them seem special for Christmas."
The man was deeply inspired by this young boy
. . . he had decorated all he had.
If we go out to seek joy, it will elude us.
go out to impart joy, we will find it.
This Christmas, whether you have little or
much, it makes no difference.
If you have Jesus,
you are rich in every aspect of life.