Hire
Writers
Editors
Home Tour About Read What's New Help Forums Join
My Account Login
Shop
Save
Support
E
Book
Store
Learn
About
Jesus
  

Win A Publishing Package HERE            

The HOME for Christian writers! The Home for Christian Writers!



 
Short Stories PLEASE ENCOURAGE THE AUTHOR BY COMMENTING

  LEAVE COMMENT ON ARTICLE   SEND A PRIVATE MESSAGE
  HIRE THIS WRITER
REPORT ARTICLE

 TRACK THIS AUTHOR ADD TO MY FAVORITES
corner
What's New
 
corner
 
He Could Paperclip a Snowflake to His Shoe
by Gerald Shuler 
12/18/07
For Sale
Author requests article critique


  Mail
 





The night of the Christmas Skit had arrived and the church was packed with an angry mob, ready for a lynching of the Pastor. The anger had been sparked by the skit announcement in the church bulletin.

“Jesus was born to paperclip a snowflake to his shoe,” the bulletin had said. “Come to the Christmas play if you want to learn how this can be.”

Now Pastor Orring needed to make good his claim or pay the consequences.

To the surprise and confusion of all, the skit began and ended as an extremely traditional nativity scene. No paperclip. No shoe. Definitely no snowflake.

Pastor Orring stepped onto the stage holding a small box in front of him. He pulled out an old shoe with a paperclip attached. “This is the result of my attempts to paperclip a snowflake to a shoe.” He shook his head. “The snowflake isn’t here. It always melted before I could fasten it to the shoe. I failed.”

The crowd didn’t understand.

“It is impossible” the pastor explained, “for a human being to live a life perfect enough to please God. Jesus was born to do the impossible. He could have paperclipped a snowflake to a shoe if God had asked. His calling, though, was to do something far more difficult. He was asked to attach all humanity to his righteousness so sinful man could be saved. Sinful man… you, me and the rest of the world.”

There would be no lynching of the pastor tonight.


If you died today, are you absolutely certain that you would go to heaven? You can be! TRUST JESUS NOW

Read more articles by Gerald Shuler  or search for articles on the same topic or others.


Read More - Free Reprints, Main Site Articles, Most Read Articles or highly acclaimed Challenge Articles. Read Great New Release Christian Books for FREE in our Free Reads for Reviews Program. Christian writers can JOIN US at FaithWriters for Free. Grow as a Writer and help spread the Gospel.


The opinions expressed by authors do not necessarily reflect the opinion of FaithWriters.com.

Hire a Christian Writer, Christian Writer Wanted, Christian Writer Needed, Christian Content Needed
Find a Christian Editor, Hire a Christian Editor, Christian Editor, Find a Christian Writer
 
corner
Corner
This article has been read 1078 times     < Previous | Next >


Member Comments
Member Date
Rachel Something 31 Dec 2007
WOW...had to read this one. The title drew me in. Well done.
Janice Cartwright 19 Dec 2007
This is just so right down my alley. Creative and clever, combing humor with a deeper message.
Beth LaBuff  18 Dec 2007
Beautiful story, wonderful lesson. What a great thought (paperclipping a snowflake to a shoe!). Very nice work on this!
Karen Wilber  18 Dec 2007
Well, with a title like that I had to find out what THIS was about. Funny opening paragraph. You packed a lot into 250 words. "His calling...to do something far more difficult..." - great tie between the humor and the message.
Tim Pickl 18 Dec 2007
A wonderful lesson using all three elements! Have a wonderful, blessed Christmas and a great 2008!
Marita Vandertogt 18 Dec 2007
Okay - the title definitely drew me in -very successful cut from your original 600 to 250. Good message...and an entertaining way to get there. I enjoyed this.




TRUST JESUS TODAY














Free Audio Bible
500 Plus Languages
Faith Comes By Hearing.com