God and the Geese….

God and the GeeseS GThere was once a man who didn’t believe in God, and he didn’t hesitate to let others know how he felt about Christianity.

S G His wife, however, did believe, and she raised their children to  also have faith in God and Jesus Christ, despite his disparaging comments.S G

One snowy Christmas Eve, his wife was taking their children to service in the farm community in which they lived.
S GThey were to talk about Jesus’ birth. She asked him to come but he refused.
S G“That story is nonsense!” he said. “Why would God lower Himself to come to Earth as a man?
S GThat’s ridiculous!”
S GSo she and the children left, and he stayed home.
S GA while later, the winds grew stronger and the snow turned into a blizzard. As the man looked out the window, all he saw was a blinding snowstorm. He sat down to relax before the fire for the evening. Then he heard a loud thump. S G Something had hit the window.
He looked out, but couldn’t see more
than a few feet.

S GWhen the snow let up a little, he ventured outside to see what could have been beating on his window.
S GIn the field near his house he saw a flock of wild geese. Apparently they had been flying south for the winter when they got caught in the snowstorm and couldn’t go on. They were lost and stranded on his farm, with no food or shelter. They just flapped their wings and flew around the field in low circles, blindly and aimlessly. A couple of them had flown into his window, it seemed.
S GThe man felt sorry for the geese and wanted to help them. The barn would be a great place for them to stay, he thought. It’s warm and safe; surely they could spend the night and wait out the storm.S G
So he walked over to the barn and opened the doors wide, then watched and waited, hoping they would notice the open barn and go inside.S G
But the geese just fluttered around aimlessly and didn’t seem to notice the barn or realize what it could mean for them.
S GThe man tried to get their attention, but that just seemed to scare them, and they moved further away.S G
He went into the house and came with some bread, broke it up, and made a bread crumb trail leading to the barn… They still didn’t catch on.
S GNow he was getting frustrated. He got behind them and tried to shoo them toward the barn, but they only got more scared and scattered in every direction except toward the barn.
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Nothing he did could get them to go into the Barn where they would be warm and safe.S G 
“Why don’t they follow me?!” he exclaimed. S G
“Can’t they see this is the only
place where they can survive the storm?”

S GHe thought for a moment and realized that they just wouldn’t follow a human “If only I were a goose, then I could save them,” he said out loud.
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Then he had an idea. He went into barn, got one of his own geese, and carried it in his arms as he circled around behind the flock of wild geese.
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He then released it. His goose flew through the flock and straight into the barn — and one-by-one, the other geese followed it to safety.

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He stood silently for a moment as the words he had spoken a few minutes earlier replayed in his mind…
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 “If only I were a goose, then I could save them!” S G
Then he thought about what he had said to his wife earlier. S G
“Why would God want to be like us? That’s ridiculous!”S G
Suddenly it all made sense. That is what God had done. We were like the geese–blind, lost, perishing. S G
God had to become like us so He could show us the way and save us.
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As the winds and blinding snow died down, his soul became quiet and pondered this wonderful thought.
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Suddenly he understood why Jesus Christ had come.
S GYears of doubt and disbelief vanished with the passing storm. He fell to his knees in the snow, and prayed his first prayer: S G

“Thank You, God, for coming in human form to carry us through the Storm!” S G

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He will Carry You…..S G
There is no problem too big God cannot solve.
There is no Mountain too tall He cannot move.
There is not Storm too dark God cannot calm.
There is no Sorrow too deep He cannot soothe.

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If He Carried the weight of the world upon His shoulders know, my Brother that He will Carry you.

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If He Carried the weight of the world upon His shoulders I know, my Sister that He will Carry you.
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He said come on to Me all who are weary and I will give you rest. (Matthew 11:28-30)
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4 responses to “God and the Geese….

  1. Yes the story of the geese always stands the test of time same premise as the Hindu and the Ants nest . God knew that there was no other way to rescue mankind , He had to send His son , that’s what we celebrate at this time .

    Blessings
    Ron

  2. Such wonderful words, I don’t know what to reply on but there is a lot you have said in there.

    • Thank you Barb, it is a wonderful Story but not mine , like a lot of my Stories that I received by e-mail, the Author of this one is not known.

      Let me know when you Post again in case I miss it, although I do receive yours instantly, that is when they are sent..

      Christmas Love -Anne

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