This is my final post in the short stories on joy series (here’s the original post describing my project). I’m sad that it’s come to an end, but it’s time to move on. I’ve had a great time sharing these stories with you. Thanks for joining me in this fun experiment.
For those of you who are following along in the Bible, this section focuses on Philippians 4:10-23.
Because the last story falls on Christmas Eve, I thought it was only appropriate that I give it a Christmas theme.
Merry Christmas everyone! May you have joy in poverty, in riches, or wherever God has blessed you in between!
Joy in Poverty
One December morning, the children decided to throw a birthday party for Jesus. They’d spent all their money on presents for their families, so nothing was left over. But they could throw a party.
The children prayed that God would help them with his son’s party.
Rachel remembered some leftover streamers from her birthday. Mary knew how to make lemonade from her summer stand. But what about the cake?
Caleb said, “Don’t worry. God will help.”
The guests arrived. All the decorations were in place.
Then, Aunt Molly arrived, carrying a big cake that said “Jesus” in white frosting.