“I Wanted to Bless You This Christmas. Have a Merry Christmas!”


Source: http://tinyurl.com/nhry3zr

On 24 December 2013, Twisted_Villa posted a photograph of a letter and money on Imgur. On Reddit, she explained, “A girl I wasn’t familiar with from my [high] school knocked on my door yesterday afternoon. She said, ‘I wanted to bless you this Christmas. Have a merry Christmas!’ She handed me an envelope containing a letter and $220! I recently got in a car accident and am currently struggling with depression, so it means a lot to me knowing I’m important to some people somewhere. I’m not religious but I still have a lot of respect for whoever thought I deserved this. This is what Christmas spirit looks like.” Redditor Learnincurve commented, “Oh god I’ve seen this before as one of my childhood friends was in a church that did this and it’s sweeter than you think. It’s a thing with certain churches to do a big fund raiser and then they get people (in this case the kids who did the fund raiser) to nominate people to receive gifts or money and the congregation discusses it, if your nominee is chosen you give them the envelope. Basically this girl stood up in front of all her friends, family and peers and gave a speech as to why she felt you deserved it. (this is what is making me well up) Knowing these things I would bet that she said it’s because you were brave and didn’t complain about your injuries. If it were me I would spend some of that at a craft store and make a thank you card as it’s the kind of thing this sort of Christian communities really like. :).” This is what the letter said: “This Christmas, a group of high school students raised money. God laid it on their hearts to give some of it to you! In the envelope you have a 200$ $220. The fundraiser was done to show God’s great love for you, no matter who you are or what you’ve done. Jesus will always love you. This fundraiser was done in remembrance of Jesus this Christmas season. As you spend this money, remember the reason you received it: Jesus’ birth. He humbly came among us sinners, as a human himself. As his time drew near on the Earth, He told us of eternal salvation in Heaven and He suffered and died so that we may inherit it. We are told ‘For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God’ and ‘If you confess with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved. For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you confess and are saved.’ (Romans 3:23 and Romans 10: 9-10) The gift of 100$ [sic] probably won’t last long, but the gift of eternal salvation from the Lord, as well as the love, security, joy, abundance, and hope that He provides, will last forever! Have a very Merry Christmas! God bless!”

For Further Information: Twisted_Villa, “An unfamaliar girl from my school knocked on my door and gave me this yesterday. Story in comments.” Imgur. 24 December 2013


For Further Information: Twisted_Villa, “An unfamiliar girl from my school knocked on my door and gave me this yesterday. Story in comments.” Reddit. 24 December 2013


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