While doing a Christmas program inside a penitentiary I noticed and old woman and a young man sitting on some concrete steps.

While doing a Christmas program inside a penitentiary I noticed and old woman and a young man sitting on some concrete steps. They were sitting close together and holding hands and the old woman seemed very distraught. Her hands were calloused and wrinkled because of many hard years of work but her Bible was nearby. Her clothes were old and worn and an old faded blue scarf covered her head.

The prison system allows the families to come in and be with their loved ones for a few hours on Christmas. The young man was there because he beat up his wife one night while smoking marijuana and drinking alcohol. I asked him if he knew Jesus Christ as his personal Lord and Savior. He said, “No” but he wanted to know more.

A good friend of mine and I told him about Jesus Christ and how He died on the cross for him, (John 3:16, Romans 5:8) and through Him there if forgiveness of our sins and a new relationship to God, (Romans 4:7&8, 5:1). He asked God to forgive his sins and called up on Christ to be his personal Lord and Savior, (John 1:12). What a wonderful Christmas present that old woman received. Her son accepting Christ Jesus. She cried and cried, but tears of joy. Forgiveness of sins and the new birth is what Christmas is really all about, (John 3:3). See you in church next Sunday.