Five year old Bobby found himself separated from his parents when they
were visiting in New York City. Bobby was wondering the streets as the
temperature began to drop to ten below zero then 20 below. For the first time
Bobby started to cry when a stranger asked the young boy what was wrong. Bobby
told the stranger that he was cold, lost and didn’t know where his parents
were. The stranger who lived on the streets told Bobby he should stay in one
place and his parents would find him.
Bobby and Max became good friends through the course of the night, and
Max even shared the grate where there was heat coming from with his new found
friend. Bobby became tired and Max held him close to conserve heat. Bobby asked
Max if he would read him a story from the book he was holding. Max began to
read from the book as Bobby started to drift off to sleep. Max continued to
read from the book long after Bobby fell asleep. Max removed his jacket and
covered his young friend to keep him warm. The temperature outside continued to
drop until finally it was28 below zero.
The next morning at the local police precinct, an officer approached
Bobby’s parents. Bobby’s parents were there all night worried about their 5
year old son. The officer approached and started to speak, “We found your son,
he has had some exposure but he is doing well. I will take you to the hospital
where we have taken him.” The officer continued to explain that a homeless man
had taken and sheltered Bobby and that if it wasn’t for him Bobby surely would have
not survived the frigid night.
At the hospital Bobby’s parents were overjoyed to be reunited with their
son. Bobby’s father asked if the officer would take him to meet the homeless
man responsible for saving his son’s life. The officer hung his head and said,
”I am sorry sir but I can’t do that. You see Max, that was the man’s name he
put your son on a heating exhaust and then covered him with his own jacket and
blanket. We found Max dead at the scene clutching his Bible.”
For the whole Law is fulfilled in one
word, in the statement, “You shall love your neighbor as yourself.”
I believe there are angels among us!
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2 Corinthians 2:14-15
A Fragrant Aroma!
God is always
with us and God will never leave us! When you add to this...
No weapon formed against you shall
And every tongue which
rises against you in judgment
You shall condemn.
This is the
heritage of the servants of the Lord,
And their righteousness is
Says the Lord.
We start to lose our fear of man, and begin to rely upon, depend upon
our Lord and little by little the confidence builds.
I can do all things through Christ who
When we become totally submissive to the Lord, totally dependent upon
Him, we become conquerors...
Yet in all these things we are more
than conquerors through Him who loved us.
Nothing can stop us, because nothing can stop the Lord...
You are of God, little children, and
have overcome them, because He who is in you is greater than he who is in the
We overcome the world and then the Lord disperses us as a fragrance. We
become the light in a darkened world. As we spread the gospel message more hear
the word and more accept the Lord as their Lord and Savior, we become a
fragrance that continues to spread.
Now thanks be to God who always leads us in triumph in Christ, and through
us diffuses the fragrance of His knowledge in every place. 15 For
we are to God the fragrance of Christ among those who are being saved and among
those who are perishing.
How do you smell?