Christmas always reminds me of this story “Billy” written by Bob Lane. I hope you find it as rewarding as I do!
The pastor gave two readings that Sunday morning at the Lutheran church. First he read from one of the psalms:
Even the sparrow finds a home, and the swallow a nest for herself, where she may lay her young, at your altars, O LORD of hosts, my King and my God.
He explained how the meaning of the psalm was clear. “If the Lord can find a nest for a mere sparrow, which is, after all, a nuisance bird,” he said from the pulpit waving his arms above his head, “ then how much more he must love his special creation, man.” He continued:
For I will restore health unto thee, and I will heal thee of thy wounds, saith the LORD.
And again he explained what it meant. “If the Lord God looks after the birds of the fields, then don’t you think He will take care of those made in His image? The Lord thy God is a merciful God, He is always waiting with open arms for you sinners to embrace him through the Holy Ghost.” He is the healing God. As the Bible says, “I have heard thy prayer, I will heal thee.”
You can access the story here. Enjoy.