A little boy was selling newspapers on the
corner; the people were in and out of the cold. The
little boy was so cold that he wasn't
trying to sell many papers. He walked up to a
policeman and said, "Mister, you wouldn't happen to
know where a poor boy could find a warm place to sleep
tonight would you? You see, I sleep in a box up around
the corner there and down the alley and it's awful
cold in there for tonight. Sure would be nice to have
a warm place to stay."
The policeman looked down at the little boy and
said, "you go down the street to that big white house
and you knock on the door. When they come out the door
you just say John 3:16, and they will let you in."
So he did. He walked up the steps and knocked on
the door, and a lady answered. He looked up and said,
"John 3:16." The lady said, "Come on in, Son." She
took him in and she sat him down in a split bottom
rocker in front of a great big old fireplace, and she
went off. The boy sat there for a while and thought to
himself: John 3:16...I don't understand it, but it
sure makes a cold boy warm.
Later she came back and asked him "Are you hungry?" He
said, "Well, just a little. I haven't eaten in a
couple of days, and I guess I could stand a little bit
of food," The lady took him in the kitchen and sat him
down to a table full of wonderful food. He ate and ate
until he couldn't eat any more. Then he thought to
himself: John 3:16...Boy, I sure don't understand it
but it sure makes a hungry boy full.
She took him upstairs to a bathroom to a huge bathtub
filled with warm water, and he sat there and soaked
for a while. As he soaked, he thought to himself: John
3:16... I sure don't understand it, but it sure makes
a dirty boy clean. You know, I've not had a bath, a
real bath, in my whole life. The only bath I ever had
was when I stood in front of that big old fire hydrant
as they flushed it out. The lady came in and got him.
She took him to a room, tucked him into a big old
feather bed, pulled the covers up around his neck,
kissed him goodnight
and turned out the lights. As he lay in the darkness
and looked out the window at the snow coming down on
that cold night, he thought to himself: John 3:16...I
don't understand it but it sure makes a tired boy
The next morning the lady came back up and took
him down again to that same big table full of food.
After he ate, she took him back to that same big old
split bottom rocker in front of the fireplace and
picked up a big old Bible. She sat down in front of
him and looked into his young face. "Do you
understand John 3:16?" she asked gently. He replied,
"No, Ma'am, I don't. The first time I ever heard it
was last night when the policeman told me to use it,"
She opened the Bible to John 3:16 and began to explain
to him about Jesus. Right there, in front of that big
old fireplace, he gave his heart and life to Jesus.
He sat there and thought: John 3:16....don't
understand it, but it sure makes a lost boy feel safe.
You know, I have to confess I don't understand it
either, how God
was willing to send His Son to die for me, and how
agree to do such a thing. I don't understand the agony
of the Father and every angel in heaven as they
watched Jesus suffer and die. I don't understand the
intense love for ME that kept Jesus on the cross
till the end. I don't understand it, but it sure does
make life worth
living. John 3:16 For God so loved the world, that
he gave his only
begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should
not perish, but have everlasting life.
If you aren't ashamed to do this, please follow the
Jesus said, "If you are ashamed of me, I will be
ashamed of you
before my Father." Pass this on only if you mean it.
I do Love God. He is my source of existence. He
functioning each and every day. Phil 4:13 If you
love God and are
not ashamed of all the marvelous things he has done
for you, send this
on. Take 60 seconds &give this a shot! Let's just
see if Satan
stops this one. All you do is:
If you believe what John 3:16 says, send this to
your beloveds and let them know this �..