A Christmas Encounter. An encounter that is not expected but when it happens it can be life changing.
The Christmas season is a time of great joy for many, but for many others it is a time of loneliness and a heightened awareness of the pressures of life they face.
Such is the case of the characters we see in the true meaning of Christmas. Read on to see how this story begins and eventually ends.
The old man sat in his gas station on a cold Christmas Eve. He hadn’t been anywhere in years since his wife had passed away.
He had no decorations, no tree, no lights. It was just another day to him. He didn’t hate Christmas, just couldn’t find a reason to celebrate. There were no children in his life. His wife had gone.
He was sitting there looking at the snow that had been falling for the last hour and wondering what it was all about when the door opened up and a homeless man stepped through. Instead of throwing the man out, George, Old George as he was known by his customers, told the man to come in and sit by the space heater and warm up.
A simple cup of soup or a hot cup of coffee is someone needs at a particular time in their life.
When you befriend a stranger you may never know what that particular act of kindness can mean.
George had no way of knowing what was in store when he helped a young couple on this snowy Christmas Eve and how that simple act of George’s would relate to the stranger that had entered his garage earlier.
Read on to discover how another encounter with a complete stranger evolves on Day 2
Click here to read the Introduction to The True Meaning of Christmas