In 1939, Dad Jespersen (my wife Margaret’s father) was serving alone as a missionary in China on the Tibetan border. There was absolutely no sign of celebration of Christmas in this small heathen village.
Dad was raised in a large Christian family in Canada who happily and joyfully celebrated Christmas to God’s glory every year.
Dad was lonely and sad to be alone with no Christians in the village, so he invited about twenty men from the small town to his little house, served hot tea and sweets and then explained the significance of this special day in December and the birth of the Son of God who was sent to earth to die for our sins.
So whether we are lonely or surrounded by many, let’s be sure to tell others of Christ this Christmas, God in the flesh!