Valen

Last week I took Caleb to see the new movie, Eragon. If you’re a fan of this type movie, its good and don’t listen to the critics. There are many good things about the film… but this story is about the aftermath. On the way home from the movie I was telling Cale that the book was written by a 17 year old boy. Caleb was surprised that there was a book. He reads a lot, (gets that and other good things from his dad,) and his interest was peaked right away. So on Saturday we stopped by a store and looked at the books. He was looking at Eragon and wanted to read it, but the sequel is out as well, its called Eldest. So he was struggling with which one to get. Then it happened. What Caleb calls, his Christmas Miracle. A teenage girl saw him looking at these two sizable books and heard him arguing with himself about which one to get. She spoke up and said, “Tell you what, if you’ll buy the sequel, I buy you the first one for you for Christmas.” He couldn’t believe it. He said, “For real!?” The clouds parted. A light from heaven shown all around and Angels sang. She said, “Sure, I’ll do that for you.” 

She was a total stranger. We found out later that her name was Valen. She told us that she liked to encourage kids to read and this was something that she did as a practice.  Caleb wont soon forget her. I hope if he ever writes a book, the heroin of his story is named Valen. She displayed nobility in a number of ways. She listened to a child. She admired what was good. She practiced giving. She initiated the blessing. She was selfless and gave only her first name. She did not seek attention or acknowledgement. She asked nothing in return.   Caleb couldn’t believe that a total stranger would give to him simply because. When Jesus Christ was born, the Angel proclaimed… “I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people. Today in the town of

David a Savior has been born to you; he is Christ the Lord.”           Luke 2:11   It was news that was too good not to be true. And to those  who believed he gave the right to become children of God. Isn’t that good news? This holiday season; display the noble heart of our Master. Give in order to bless. Be a Valen in someone’s life.   telemicus out

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