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Multimom
12-28-01, 09:53 AM
Subject: John 3:16
>
> In the city of Chicago, one cold, dark night, a
> blizzard was setting in. A little boy was selling
> newspapers on the corner, the people were in and out
> of the cold. The little boy was so cold that he
> wasn't trying to sell many papers.
> He walked up to a policeman and said, "Mister, you
> wouldn't happen to know where a poor boy could find
> a warm place to sleep tonight would you? You see, I
> sleep in a box up around the corner there and down
> the alley and it's awful cold in there for tonight. Sure
> would be nice to have a warm place to stay."
>
> The policeman looked down at the little boy and
> said, "You go down the street to that big white house and
> you knock on the door. When they come out the door
> you just say John 3:16, and they will let you in."
> So he did. He walked up the steps and knocked on the
> door, and a lady answered.
>
> He looked up and said, "John 3:16." The lady said,
> "Come on in, Son." She took him in and she sat him
> down in a split bottom rocker in front of a great
> big old fireplace, and she went off. The boy sat there
> for a while and thought to himself: John 3:16....I don't
> understand it, but it sure makes a cold boy warm.
>
> Later she came back and asked him "Are you hungry?"
> He said, "Well, just a little. I haven't eaten in a
> couple of days, and I guess I could stand a little
> bit of food." The lady took him in the kitchen and
> sat him down to a table full of wonderful food. He ate
> and ate until he couldn't eat any more. Then he thought
> to himself: John 3:16... Boy, I sure don't understand
> it but it sure makes a hungry boy full.
>
> She took him upstairs to a bathroom to a huge
> bathtub filled with warm water, and he sat there and soaked
> for a while. As he soaked, he thought to himself:
> John 3:16... I sure don't understand it, but it sure
> makes a dirty boy clean. You know, I've not had a bath, a
> real bath, in my whole life. The only bath I ever
> had was when I stood in front of that big old fire
> hydrant as they flushed it out.
>
> The lady came in and got him. She took him to a
> room, tucked him into a big old feather bed, pulled the
> covers up around his neck, kissed him goodnight and
> turned out the lights. As he lay in the darkness and
> looked out the window at the snow coming down on
> that cold night, he thought to himself: John 3:16... I
> don't understand it but it sure makes a tired boy rested.
>
> The next morning the lady came back up and took him
> down again to that same big table full of food.
> After he ate, she took him back to that same big old split
> bottom rocker in front of the fireplace and picked
> up a big old Bible. She sat down in front of him and
> looked into his young face.
>
> "Do you understand John 3:16?" she asked gently.
> He replied, "No, Ma'am, I don't. The first time I ever
> heard it was last night when the policeman told me
> to use it." She opened the Bible to John 3:16 and began
> to explain to him about Jesus. Right there, in front
> of that big old fireplace, he gave his heart and
> life to Jesus. He sat there and thought: John 3:16. .. ..
> I don't understand it, but it sure makes a lost boy feel safe.
>
> You know, I have to confess I don't understand
> it either, how God was willing to send His Son to
> die for me, and how Jesus would agree to do such a
> thing. I don't understand the agony of the Father and
> every angel in heaven as they watched Jesus suffer and
> die. I don't understand the intense love for ME that kept
> Jesus on the cross till the end. I don't understand
> it, but it sure does make life worth living.
>
> John 3:16
> For God so loved the world, that he gave his
> only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should
> not perish, but have everlasting life.
>
> If you aren't ashamed to do this, please follow the
> directions. Jesus said, "If you are ashamed of me,
> I will be ashamed of you before my Father." Pass this
> on only if you mean it. I do Love God. He is my
> source of existence. He keeps me functioning
> each and every day. Phil 4:13
>
>
> WHEN YOU ARE LONELY, I WISH YOU LOVE
> WHEN YOU ARE DOWN, I WISH YOU JOY
> WHEN THINGS GET COMPLICATED, I WISH YOU FAITH
> WHEN THINGS LOOK EMPTY, I WISH YOU HOPE.


:)

Breni Sue
12-28-01, 11:50 AM
:wah: What a touching story! I think that we all, in a way, feel that way sometimes. We may not understand why God did what He did - because we certainly do not deserve it - but it can save us none-the-less, and makes us feel all the more loved. :love: And that in turn makes us desire to become better people.

Vinnie
12-28-01, 11:50 PM
Coo' story! :)