From the Word

From the Word

Matthew 2:13 is a scripture appropriate for the Christmas story I want to tell, “Now when they had gone, behold, an angel of the Lord appeared to Joseph in a dream and said, “Get up! Take the child and his mother and flee to Egypt, and remain there until I tell you for Herod is going to search for the child to destroy Him.”

Thomas R. Connelly and about 150 fellow Marines and soldiers were prisoners of the North Koreans in 1951 and were held just above the Inchon Reservoir in North Korea. They had been forced marched for days, had not eaten in three days, their feet were frost bitten and their uniforms were ragged with many of them wounded.

They entered a small village and were made to kneel in the snow Their guards began to search for food in the village. A little girl emerged from the village crowd that looked to be around 7 or 8 years of age and approached one of the Marines. She said in broken English, “Christian”? The young Marine smiled at her and said, “Merry Christmas”. She looked puzzled and said in reply, “Christmas is Jesus”.

 

 

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