Twas the Night Before Christmas
We can't BELIEVE it!! It is Christmas eve and the snow is still here, so we are going to blessed with a WHITE CHRISTMAS in Searcy.........one of the few I can remember! We feel really special about this unusual happening! Matt made it in from Memphis yesterday......it took him almost 3 times as long to get here as usual, five and half hours. So, we have all our chickens in our nest, and life doesn't get any better than that. Now we wait for Santa.
I had a friend impact my life today. Some of you remember Larry Beck who was here at Harding at the same time some of the rest of us were....in the mid 70's. He is now divorced, and lives alone with an adopted son. He called me this morning to wish me a "Merry Christmas", so I asked him what he and Chris were going to do tomorrow.
He said that tonight he was cooking turkey for some homeless families so that tomorrow they would have a nice Christmas Dinner. WOW! Instead of being bitter about his wife leaving him, and his girls not coming home for Christmas.....he is caring for those less fortunate than he is. I think he has discovered the TRUE meaning of Christmas........to live a life like the one who's birth we celebrate.
Larry will never know I wrote this.........he never gets on a computer. He has an aversion to them. But I love him, for his kind heart and Christ like generosity.
I'm a better person because of his example.
Somebody gave a shelter that night a little more than 2000 years ago to a couple in need. People like you and Larry are STILL helping those in need on this day!