Timely Gifts November 4, 2015

Terry Shafer, while shopping in Moline, Illinois in September, found just the right Christmas present for her husband David. Because she thought her husband needed the gift, she decided not to wait until Christmas, and gave it to him right away. The next month, David, a patrolman, got a call that a drugstore robbery was in progress. In the line of duty, he was shot in the abdomen with a .45 caliber pistol. Terry, shocked at first then relieved when she learned that though David was in hospital, he had received only a bad bruise. Terry realized that because she had not waited until Christmas, her timely gift probably saved her husband’s life. The gift? A bullet-proof vest. And God’s timing was also perfect, when He gave His Son- the greatest Christmas gift ever. Paul was inspired to write “…when the fullness of the time had come, God sent forth His Son, born of a woman…to redeem.” That gift is available to all every day.

Pastor Alex Rockwell
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