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Love Came Down

Another important part of my ministry there in Needles California was our weekly broadcast on the local radio. My friend drove down from Los Angeles to tell of blessings of a very different kind he had receive from God. "For years," he recalled, "I was a homeless drunkard. I brought my family virtually to ruin. Then, desperate and broken I asked God to take over my life. He cured me of my drinking and changed me completely." This former alcoholic and his twelve year old son visited a mission for tramps and alcoholics in the slums of Los Angeles, California. It was Christmas Eve and bitterly cold outside but the austere meeting hall was crowded that night. Above the platform hung a huge painted sign, "Jesus said 'Come unto me!'"

Former Alcoholic

Going from one disheveled man to another, his son handed out home made Christmas cards and greeted each with a hearty "Merry Christmas." The service began and this lone choir boy's voice rang out above the rest. Again we listened to the familiar story how love came down at Christmas. Noses sniffed and eyes glistened as we pictured the stable scene. Long separated and far away loved ones were recalled. A few, like wise men of old, came shuffling forward to kneel before the Savior. With a hearty "May God bless you," this twelve year old laid hands on each. Then, encouraging us all to worship the Christ child too, he led us in, "come let us adore Him, Christ the Lord."

"Los Angeles Happy Christmas"
by Ron Meacock © 2018

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