My heart is filled with love as I send you this beautiful story that reminds us of the true meaning of Christmas. I send it with my wish for you to enjoy a very Merry Christmas with your loved ones.
Here’s a link to my short video, and below is the lovely story:
A Brother Like That
A friend of mine named Paul received a new car from his brother for Christmas. The next day, when he left his office, Paul noticed a shabbily-dressed boy walking around his shiny new car, admiring it.
“Is this your car, mister?” the boy asked.
Paul nodded. “Yes. My brother gave it to me for Christmas.”
The boy looked astounded. “You mean your brother gave it to you, and it didn’t cost you anything? Gosh, I wish…”
He hesitated, and Paul knew what he was going to wish. He was going to wish he had a brother like that. But what the lad said jarred Paul all the way down to his heels.
“I wish,” the boy went on, “that I could be a brother like that.”
Paul looked at the boy in astonishment, then impulsively asked, “Would you like a ride in my new car?”
“Oh, yes, I’d love that!”After a short ride the boy turned, and with his eyes aglow said, “Mister, would you mind driving in front of my house?”Paul smiled a little. He thoughthe knew what the lad wanted. He wanted to show his neighbors that he could ride home in a big automobile. But Paul was wrong again.
“Will you stop right where those steps are?” the boy asked. He ran up the steps. Then, in a little while, Paul heard him coming back, but he was not coming fast. He was carrying his little polio-crippled brother. He sat down on the bottom step, then leaned against his little brother and pointed to the car.
“There she is, Buddy, just like I told you upstairs. His brother gave it to him for Christmas! And it didn’t cost him a cent, and someday I’m gonna give you one just like it. Then you can see for yourself all the pretty things in the Christmas windows that I’ve been trying to tell you about.”
Paul got out and lifted the little lad into the front seat of his car. The shining-eyed older brother climbed in beside him and the three of them began a memorable holiday ride.
That Christmas Eve, Paul learned what Jesus meant when He said, “It is more blessed to give than to receive.”
Merry Christmas, my friends.
The Women’s Information Network