This is a good story that shows in parable form how God cared so much
for each person that He willfully came to earth to redeem mankind
from their sins and lead them to the path of everlasting life.
I hope you enjoy the story.
THE GEESE AND THE SNOWSTORM
There was once a man who did not believe in either the virgin birth of
Christ or the spiritual meaning behind it, and was skeptical even about
God. He and his family lived in a farm community. His wife was a devout
believer and diligently raised her children in the faith. He sometimes
gave her a hard time about her belief and mocked her religious
"It's all nonsense -- why would God lower himself and become a human like
us? It's such a ridiculous story," he said.
One snowy day, she and the children left for church while he stayed home.
After they had departed, the winds grew stronger and the snow turned into
a blinding snowstorm. He sat down to relax before the fire for the
Then he heard a loud thump, something hitting against the window... And,
still another thump. He looked outside but could not see anything. So he
ventured outside for a better view. In the field near his house he saw,
of all the strangest things, a flock of geese. They were apparently flying
to look for a warmer area down south, but they had been caught in the
snowstorm. The storm had become too blinding and violent for the geese to
fly or see their way. They were stranded on his farm, with no food or
shelter, unable to do more than flutter their wings and fly in aimless
circles. He had compassion for them and wanted to help them. He thought to
himself, the barn would be a great place for them to stay. It is warm and
safe; surely they could spend the night and wait out the storm. So he
opened the barn doors for them.
He waited, watching them, hoping they would notice the open barn and go
inside. Nevertheless, they did not notice the barn or realize what it
could mean for them. He moved closer toward them to get their attention,
but they just moved away from him out of fear.
He went into the house and came back with some bread, broke it up, and
made a bread trail to the barn. They still did not catch on.
Starting to get frustrated, he went over and tried to shoo them toward the
barn. They panicked and scattered into every direction except toward the
barn. Nothing he did could get them to go into the barn where there was
warmth, safety, and shelter. Feeling totally frustrated, he exclaimed "Why
don't they follow me? Can't they see this is the only place where they can
survive the storm? How can I possibly get them into the one place to save
He thought for a moment and realized that they just would not follow a
human. He said to himself, "How can I possibly save them? The only way
would be for me to become like those geese. If only I could become like
one of them. Then I could save them. They would follow me and I would lead
them to safety."
At that moment, he stopped and considered what he had said. The words
reverberated in his mind: If only I could become like one of them, then I
could save them. Then, at last, he understood God's heart towards
mankind...and he fell on his knees in the snow.
It is amazing to me that God loved the world so much that He would go
through all the trouble to leave Heaven and all of its glory and come
willingly to earth and die on a cross to redeem a sinner like me. Yes, it
is amazing, but very true. John 3:16-17 declares "For God so loved the
world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him
should not perish, but have everlasting life. For God sent not his Son
into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might
be saved." God wishes that none perish but for all to come to repentance
and He will be faithful to forgive us and receive us unto Himself.
(2 Peter 3:9) (Titus 2:13-14)
The comfort that every believer has is that we are not saved by our works,
acts or deeds, but by the grace of God through the shed blood of the Lord
Jesus Christ. At the last moments before Jesus died on the cross, He
lifted up His eyes and said "It is finished". (John 19:30) All the work
has been done for each one of us and all we have to do is trust in Jesus
and accept Him into our lives as our Lord and personal Savior.
Read and meditate on these scriptures:
John 1:10-14 "He was in the world, and the world was made by him, and the
world knew him not. He came unto his own, and his own received him not.
But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of
God, even to them that believe on his name: Which were born, not of
blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God.
And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory,
the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and
John 1:34-36 "And I saw, and bare record that this is the Son of God.
Again the next day after John stood, and two of his disciples; And looking
upon Jesus as he walked, he saith, Behold the Lamb of God!"
2 Peter 3:9 "The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men
count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any
should perish, but that all should come to repentance."
1 John 5:11-13 "And this is the record, that God hath given to us eternal
life, and this life is in his Son. He that hath the Son hath life; and he
that hath not the Son of God hath not life. These things have I written
unto you that believe on the name of the Son of God; that ye may know that
ye have eternal life, and that ye may believe on the name of the Son of
All scriptures can be found in the King James Version.
In Christ Service,
Gods Work Ministry