The Day Before Christmas Story #5

Real Estate Broker/Owner with Beam & Branch Realty TREC #547752

We have arrived at the blessed Christmas Eve - THE reason for the season and that is Christ our Lord. This week I have been sharing Christmas blessing stories in the hopes to provide others with joy and purpose. God gives each of us stories and wants us to share them. 

Our final story in this series is another confirmation of my near-death experience. This story not only confirmed my experience but also provided a young mother with the gift of giving herself some grace. This precious story still brings tears to my eyes.

I was in my hometown for a book signing of my first book, Beloved Not Broken. I was seated in a chair and suddenly realized a tiny little 4-year old boy was standing next to my chair staring intently into my eyes. He was so sweet and I asked him if he wanted to sit in my lap. He immediately crawled up and his gaze never left my eyes. 

I looked over at his mother as if to say, "is this normal for him?" She was as perplexed as I was. After a few more minutes, he hopped down and went over to his mother. I followed him and felt led to ask a very strange question.

I said to her, "Has he had a big or scary event in his life?" She looked at me with huge eyes as she burst into tears saying, "Oh my word, last summer we found him floating in our swimming pool. By the time we got him out, he was blue." I could see and feel the guilt in her eyes.

I immediately knelt down to this precious boy and whispered into his ear, "Did you see Jesus?" Without hesitation, he said, "Yes I did!" I stood up and hugged his mother and told her, "You must let go of your guilt, your son was never alone throughout this ordeal, he was with Jesus."

This child and I shared a common bond–a visit from our Lord. These experiences inexplicably draw people together. No doubt even with this small boy, he knew the two of us had something in common. And, for this encounter, it was to provide his mother with words of comfort that she needed to hear.

I don't know why God has given me so many amazing "God-cidences" but, He has. Perhaps He knew that I would be obedient in sharing them. What stories has He given you that you need to share?

May this Christmas be especially blessed as you know beyond a shadow of a doubt that our Lord and Savior died for you despite every yucky thing you have done. Accept Him and live in the beautiful grace of forgiveness. Merry Christmas to you and your loved ones. 

Here are the other 4 Christmas Blessing Stories:

5 Days Before Christmas Story #1

4 Days Before Christmas Story #2

3 Days Before Christmas Story #3

2 Days Before Christmas Story #4

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Comments (11)

faye schubert
Branson, MO
Living the Branson Lake Life

Absolutely love that you are sharing these events, as God wants you to share them . 

Dec 24, 2021 06:35 AM
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Good morning Paula - that is really another heartwarming story.  May you and yours have a very happy Christmas.

Dec 24, 2021 06:41 AM
Eric Bouler
Gardner Realtors, Licensed in La. - New Orleans, LA
Listening to your Needs

Great Blog for Christmas. You are doing so well. See my blog that I put up today.

Dec 24, 2021 06:53 AM
Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253 Waves Realty
Waves Realty - Melbourne, FL
Florida Space Coast Homes

Have an amazing Christmas. It seems you will not forget the reason we are celebrating!!! 

Dec 24, 2021 07:45 AM
Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Property Manager

Hi Paula,
Oh My Gosh... I've been so busy this week, I've missed your other installments. I WILL make time to read them in the next day or two.  This one brought tears to my eyes. Thank you for sharing.  Have a wonderful and blessed Christmas.

Dec 24, 2021 08:16 AM
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

Such a wonderful story to wrap up your 5-day series of miracles Dr. Paula McDonald 

This caused my eyes to tear up.  Thank you for sharing your experiences. 

Merry Christmas. 

Dec 24, 2021 08:59 AM
Ed Silva
Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

This a story that does bring tears and also shows the power of faith.  Merry Christmas

Dec 24, 2021 09:03 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hello Paula - another amazing story.  I am sure that visit was long remembered by the boy and his mother.  

Dec 24, 2021 10:35 AM
Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667,, Broker/REALTOR® - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

Thank you for sharing these stories, and a very Merry Christmas wish to you!

Dec 25, 2021 04:35 AM
Myrl Jeffcoat
Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired

I wish you the merriest of Christmases, Paula. And, continued enjoyment of this holiday season!

Dec 25, 2021 07:09 AM
Mike Frazier
Carousel Realty of Dyer County - Dyersburg, TN
Northwest Tennessee Realtor

We have been in Activerain a long time and I remember your near death experience. This is a great story about the little boy.

Dec 30, 2021 09:02 AM