If we're open to it, God can use even the smallest thing to change our lives...to change us. It might be a laughing child, car brakes that need fixing, a sale on pot roast, a cloudless sky, a trip to the woods to cut down a Christmas tree, a schoolteacher, a Dunhill Billiard pipe...or even a pair of shoes.
Some people will never believe. They may feel that such things are to trivial, too simple, or too insignificant to forever change a life, but I believe.
And I always will.
-from The Christmas Shoes
Sometimes the things that can change your life will cross your path in one instance-and then, in a fleeting moment, they're gone. But if you open your eyes and watch carefully, you will believe...
Robert is a successful attorney who has everything in life- and nothing at all. Focused on professional achievement and material rewards, Robert is on the brink of losing his marriage. He has lost sight of his wife, Kate, their two daughters, and ultimately, himself. Eight-year-old Nathan has a beloved mother, Maggie, whom he is losing to cancer. But Nathan and his family are building a simple yet full life and struggling to hold on to every moment they have together. A chance meeting on Christmas Eve brings Robert and Nathan together- he is shopping for a family he hardly knows, and Nathan is shopping for a mother he is soon to lose. In this one encounter, their lives are forever altered as Robert learns an important lesson: Sometimes the smallest things cam make all the difference.
The Christmas Shoes, a tale of our shared humanity, is a universal story of the deeper meaning of serendipity and how a power greater than ourselves can shape, and even save, our lives.
A Penny for my thoughts?:
Grab a box of Tissues! Like the song and the movie, this will grip you and make you cry. I love this series...and I read it every Year at Christmas time( and through out the year too.) There's not much 'My thoughts' can add that the Back cover hasn't already said...Just remember to have tissues handy, and no mascara! :)
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~Rae Byuel (by.u.el)~