Saturday, December 5, 2015

Only eternity can cure him....

The story is told of an English post-office clerk, whose job it was to handle letters that were inadequately addressed. He was at his desk on Christmas Eve, brokenhearted because death had taken his little son just a week earlier.

As he sorted through the post he came across a letter addressed in childlike writing to “Santa Claus, The North Pole.” Attached to it was a note from a postman giving the address where he had picked up the letter. The clerk was startled because it was his own address and the hand writing was that of his daughter. And the letter said: “We’re very sad at our house this year. My little brother went to heaven last week. You needn’t leave me anything. But if you could give Daddy something that would make him stop crying, I wish you would. I heard him say to Mummy that only eternity can cure him. Could you send him some of that?”

The good news is that God did send us “some of that” as we have a certain hope of a joyful reunion if we are one in Christ.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

How heart-rending.

<> Good News, indeed!

Ecclesiastes 3:11New International Version (NIV)

<<11 He [God] has made everything beautiful in its time. He has also set eternity in the human heart; yet[a] no one can fathom what God has done from beginning to end.>>


Elizabeth Hogan Hayduk
Former Officer
fr. Canada