The Christmas Stocking

Let’s not forget what Christmas is really about….

I want to tell you the story of an empty stocking. Once upon a midnight clear, there was a child’s cry, a blazing star hung over a stable, and wise men came with birthday gifts. We haven’t forgotten that night down the centuries.

We celebrate it with stars on Christmas trees, with the sound of bells, and with gifts. But especially with gifts. You give me a book; I give you a tie. Aunt Martha has always wanted an orange squeezer and Uncle Henry can do with a new sweater. For we forget nobody, adult or child.

All the stockings are filled, all that is, except one. And we have even forgotten to hang it up. The stocking for the child born in a manger, Jesus. It’s his birthday we’re celebrating. Don’t let us ever forget that. Let us ask ourselves what He would wish for most. And then, let each put in his share, God’s loving kindness, warm hearts, and a stretched out hand of tolerance. All the shining gifts that bring salvation and make peace on earth. God Bless you and your family this Christmas and throughout the new year!

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About Rev. Salvatore Mancini

Hello everyone and welcome to my blog. My name is Rev. Salvatore Mancini and I have over thirty years of ministerial service in preaching, teaching, evangelism, Biblical administration, church government. I also hold a degree in Christian Education. I have ministered in worldwide missions here in the USA, Peru, Spain, Italy, Canada, D.R. Congo, and Zambia. I am also associate pastor and vice-president of the Full Gospel Interdenominational Church in Manchester, Connecticut. As co-author of numerous Bible foundation studies, my greatest desire is to minister God’s Word to empower Christians to unleash their God-given talents in order to reach souls for God’s Kingdom. I have a heart for people, and through the Holy Spirit-anointed ministry, combined with my biblical knowledge, personal life experiences, and sense of humor, I hope to inspire and stir you to do your best for God! I, my wife, and two children reside in Connecticut.
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