The Most Meaningful Christmas

We Sang To a Thankful Group of Children

Meaningful? What is the most meaningful Christmas you ever celebrated? Was it the year you received a new X-Box, sixty-inch smart television, a new car, a new home? Was it a time when you went on vacation?

For my family, it was a year when we could not afford to purchase gifts. There were no wrapped gifts under the tree, and our little girls received just one present in a paper bag. It was our first year of full-time ministry, and finances were very tight.

On Christmas Day, we didn’t have a big meal. It was different from every other Christmas we had ever celebrated. That morning, we loaded our car with our entire illusion show with music, ventriloquism, puppetry, and more. We traveled to two facilities that day. The facilities were home to about one hundred severely handicapped children and teens.

We interracted with our audience the best we could to make their Christmas a joyous one. Our young daughters held hands with some of the children as they sang to them. Their smiles and sincere appreciation became their gift to us.

I did not know if the message was getting through to the children, but it was. The nursing staff said the children responded well to the program, and they praised the Lord for it.

As we were packing up, many of the children wanted us to talk with them, and we did. There was no quick exit for us as we spent time with the kids. I will never forget one little boy. He struggled for a long time to say any words. Finally, he thanked me and said, “Praise the Lord.” He was genuine and sincere. I hugged him and watched as he smiled back at me.

My daughters were not quiet in the car as we drove away. I think they said it best, “Daddy, this was the best Christmas we ever had.” It was a Christmas where we gave ourselves, but we received the satisfaction that money could never buy.

Merry Christmas,

Pastor Bill

Published by People Pastor Dr. Bill Fix

Bill Fix loves people as he lives a fulfilling life. He has written several books and has continued to minister as "The People Pastor" since his retirement as a Lead Pastor. His most incredible thrill is witnessing people excel in their spiritual life. He was a Lead Pastor for thirty-seven years and has equipped hundreds of people to do various ministries in their church and community. Currently, he is a Director on the Board at Community Care Services and is a member of The Taylor Substance Abuse Prevention Task Force. Pastor Bill and his faithful wife Dottie recently celebrated fifty years of marriage. They have two adult daughters married to Godly men, four grandchildren, and are looking forward to being Great Grandparents. Pastor Bill and Dottie are blessed. Pastor Bill Fix began his pastoral career as a children's pastor and has written several children's books. He gives his parents credit for grounding him with principles and truths about life. He knows what good parenting is. His book New Dad Genius is for new dads. Pastor Bill and his entire family have performed illusion programs for hundreds of audiences in and outside the church as a hobby and ministry. He has used ventriloquism, puppetry, art, comedy and more to illustrate a message and put smiles on faces. The People Pastor Bill Fix has a ThD, enjoys education, and has many hobbies like writing, fishing, and spending time with family and friends. This author is a popular officiant at weddings, funerals, home dedications, and other pastoral services. He desires to be a blessing as he lives out Matthew 5:16, his life verse. His books reflect who Pastor Bill is and what he believes.

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