Merry Christmas!

Sorrow…

and Miracles!!!

Yesterday, Christmas Eve Eve was a bittersweet day for me. A loss, and a miracle observed by your humble author.

My wife and kids are friends with a mom and daughters. I never got around to knowing their dad. My daughters and his daughters are best of friends, teaching each other about life in different worlds just a few miles apart.

I always thought that I would like to get to know their dad. But I never gave it any effort. Sadly, he passed away yesterday. And I feel sad that I never made the time for him.

Moral: Just Do It!

But this isn’t all sad. I witnessed a True Christmas Miracle this weekend! And God’s Name be praised for His Providence!

Saturday night, a coworker confided in me that he couldn’t afford medication which is vital to his well being. Just to put crunch on the situation, he’s going out of the country two days later for three weeks! He needs money (that I don’t have) or an alternative in 48 hours…

I did tell him that I would talk with some friends who may be able to help find a solution – either an alternative medication or find funding. And I would also pray for his situation.

I don’t know the nature of his medication, nor do I need to know. I don’t know how he spends his money, nor do I need to know. But he came to me, aside from everybody at work, begging for help.

I talked with my friends who had recommendations… after the new year. And we will pursue those options after the new year. But he needs it now. How are we going to get this guy the help he needs?

On the way home from church, my wife suggested that we take up a collection at work. None of us can overcome the whole amount that he needs, but all of us can help out a little.

My daughter works with me and has been quite successful with the social aspect at work, and engaged everyone to pitch in.

We raised exactly the amount required!

I delivered the money to my friend and he wept with joy. I gotta admit that I got a little weepy as well.

God still works miracles my friends. And most of the time I’m just too blind to see it.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

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