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One Meaning of Christmas—What We Have To Look Forward To

A pastor was in his office preparing his sermon. His little daughter came in and said, "Daddy, can we play?" He answered, "I’m awfully sorry, Sweetheart, but I’m right in the middle of preparing this sermon. In about an hour I can play." She said, "Okay, when you’re finished, Daddy, I am going to give you a great big hug." He said, "Thank you very much." She went to the door and but then she did a U-turn and came back and gave him bone-breaking hug. He said to her, "Darling, you said you were going to give me a hug after I finished." She answered, "Daddy, I just wanted you to know what you have to look forward to!" One meaning of Christmas is that God wants us to know, through this First Coming, how much we have to look forward to in the great Second Coming.

From a sermon by Stephen Sheane, What is Communion? 12/2/2009

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