Pastors Thoughts (Page 24)

A Christmas Truce

In 1914, German and British troops were engaged off and on in battle, as they were stationed a few hundred yards apart on the Western Front. With Christmas approaching, the young soldiers were ready for some relief. It began on the night of Christmas Eve, when German soldiers lit candles on their Christmas trees — not a good move, since the enemy…

Choosing your chair

I read this during the week and loved the story. As a teenager, Luciano Pavarotti had more than one good idea about his future. He loved sports, and dreamed of being a football goalkeeper. He loved teaching and was attracted to the security this profession offered. And, of course, he loved to sing. When an elite professional tenor offered to take him…

Coming Home to God

During the week I came across an article told about the reaction of young daughter to the story of the prodigal son. It read, “While putting my 4-year-old daughter to bed, I read her the story of the Prodigal Son. We discussed how the young son had taken his inheritance and left home, living it up until he had nothing left. Finally,…