A Christmas Blessing

By: Maria McAllister

Like many these days, I’m finding it hard to make ends meet. Presently mine is the only income as my husband has been out of work for a while and so I’ve been doing all I can to keep up on our bills. However, this month of all months, I fell short. I had most of the rent due, but was short a couple hundred dollars. I was afraid, but I sought out the property manager to let her know where we were at. I expressed to her what an amazing holiday we had at Thanksgiving, and how we absolutely love living in such a lovely home. I then shared regrettably that I would be short this month, but would do what was necessary to get the rent all paid up in two weeks.

I waited and waited to find out her response. I wasn’t sure if I would be charged
huge late fees or even asked to leave the property. To my great surprise, I received a
call from the property manager expressing the desire of the owners to forgive us our rent for this month with the hopes that this will help us get back on track on all our bills. I asked her to repeat what she said with some clarity because I couldn’t believe with my heart what my ears were hearing. When she got through to me, I began to weep uncontrollably right there in the lingerie department in Target. Even as I wandered around the store, I couldn’t stop crying tears of joy. How could someone be so generous with someone they barely know?

Today, as I remember this great gift I know that “God demonstrates His own love for us in this: While we were yet sinners, Christ died for us” (Rom. 5:8). Even at His birth Jesus was destined to die. If earthly men can give such gifts surely our Father in heaven has given us a gift for all time. Jesus was and is the ultimate gift. I know I will never forget this Christmas Blessing! I know He’s the reason I had the courage to be honest and faithful and trust that He would work it all out for His glory.

Maria McAllister is a guest writer of Just Between Us


  1. This was such an uplifting post. I pray that your financial situation turns around. God is so good even when we are at our lowest he is right there to lift you up. Thank you for this today. I am going to forward your post to someone who really needs to read this. God bless you and may you have a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.
    Chere Williams

  2. Tears flow as I acknowledge how much Our Lord cares about everything that concerns us! Praise Him that this person felt moved in their heart to give generously without even knowing fully the state of your finances and needs. Hope this person is aware of the gift of salvation. Thank you for the reminder of being obedient to the leading of the Holy Spirit. Blessed Christmas to you and your family.


Post a Comment