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Monday, December 21, 2009

A Christmas Warrior.....A Heart Renewed

Matthew 18:3

And he said: "I tell you the truth, unless you change and become like little children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven.

Christmas time.....a time to reflect and celebrate the birth of our Savior, Jesus Christ. But how many of us get so busy with shopping, baking, decorating, crafting and just living, we think of the real meaning of Christmas with small fleeting thoughts and our precious Jesus and his birthday gets put on the back burner. Well, I had the real meaning of Christmas demonstrated to me in a mighty way in Walmart on Saturday, here is the story.

My husband and I went to Walmart on Saturday, the hustle and bustle in there was UNREAL!!!! People were literally cart to cart trying to get their shopping done. I do not like to be in that situation, my head was spinning and I just wanted to get our items and get the heck out of there!!!!!!!! Do you notice that when you are in a hurry and just want to get home, you tend to put on more miles then usual, it's back and forth...back and forth, because you forget something in isle 1 and you are now in isle 8..uhhhhhh!!!!

Anyway, while we were in this shopping frenzy we heard this little boy belting out "Jesus loves me this I know, for the bible tells me so". I couldn't see him but I heard him and I thought "how sweet"....but I kept my in head in my shopping frenzy and was only concentrating on getting out of Walmart (my husband has a hard time keeping up with me when I am in this mode, FULL STEAM AHEAD his head was spinning,LOL). A few minutes later I again hear, "Jesus loves me this I now for the bible tells me so". I was grabbing milk out of the cooler but I stopped and listened this time and really let it register that someone was singing. But not about jingle bells, santa or reindeer but about his Lord and Savior, JESUS CHRIST. He was singing very loudly I might add, loud enough to be heard over all the hustle and bustle of Walmart, and that in itself is a miracle. Now, this time, I didn't only think "how sweet" this little Christmas warrior had my attention.

I wanted to see him in all his glory singing at the top of his lungs that his Jesus loved him. I was no longer focused on my shopping, my head was up and my eyes were looking for him. I could hear him singing away and all of a sudden I spotted him. He had been at least 3 isles away from me......there he was with his young precious mother. She had 3 little ones, one in the cart seat in front of her and two little ones hanging onto the cart as she pushed it along. And one of them was her little warrior.

His jacket was unzipped and he was klunking along in his big boots, head thrown back singing his heart out. He didn't care if he was politically correct or not...he didn't care if he was offending anyone....he didn't care that he was in the middle of Walmart singing among a crowd of people. He didn't even know that at that moment, a month of Sunday sermons could not have touched me like he did singing that song in Walmart. He, in a very powerful way, broke through a wall that I had built up just trying to survive life and somehow he laid me in the arms of my precious Savior once again, how priceless!!!!!!

That young Mother is also a warrior...she taught her son that Jesus came to this earth as a baby and then died to save him because he loved him that much. She is doing God's work and the fruit manifested itself in Walmart on Saturday!!!!!! I will never forget this little warrior and his family. I didn't capture any pictures of this mother and her children to show you. These kinds of pictures we carry in our hearts and they change us forever. I pray that God will bless them and continue to grant him the strength of a mighty warrior. Mothers teach your children about Jesus. Give them a chance to see that Jesus is the only Way, the only Truth and the only Life!!!!!!! You will NEVER be sorry!!!!

So with that said....we can all be warriors this Christmas. We don't have to beat someone over the head with a bible, just live by example. Saturday was just a day in the life of a little boy living by example to anyone who had ears to hear and a heart to receive. PRAISE GOD!!!!!

Merry Christmas to all of you and all may God reveal himself to you in a BIG way this Christmas!!!!

Blessing, Rhonda

Matthew 18:3 NIV

And he said: "I tell you the truth, unless you change and become like little children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven.


Alyssa said...

That was beautifully written and powerful. You really painted the picture.
So awesome, Mi Mama.

upnorth said...

Rhonda, how sweet to share that story! We never know when we can be Jesus for someone, that little boy probably touched other hearts and showed Jesus to someone who really needed it that day! Merry Christmas, lovey!

Anonymous said...

Rhonda, Thank you for sharing your blessing with me, how precious! May we never forget the true reason we celebrate CHRISTmas!

peggy said...

this is why I love the blogs, where else would you find a story of a little child sharing the gospel of Christmas in the Walmart store. I'm so glad you were there to pass it on to us.

the primitive country bug said...

Oh how precious is that little boy and this story. Amen, Amen and Amen to all that you shared.
Hugs~ Birgit