A day before Christmas 24th December evening time, Sunny and his parents were planned to visit a Church which is around 80km from their location.
Like every year, they visited some different churches but this time they plan to visit "The Holy Faith Church" as this church completes 50 years.
They reached the church at 11:00 PM & doesn't find anyone even no celebration and lights. Sunny's family has four members i.e., his father, mother & his sister.
Among them Sunny's father make a loud sound "Hey, anyone here in the church", still no response. All of them started calling someone, a hour passed at 12:00am seen a father came towards the church. They ask him, "What happened today is something special day for this church but we doesn't find anyone and no celebration?". The father replied "What I can say dear, we are planning for this day from last year but two days ago, one boy from this village will put himself on fire so we all are planning for no celebration this year. Like Jesus doesn't want our celebration".
Sunny's father asked a father of church "He's doing suicide but what is the fault of others?". The father explained "No we can't he was the only person who came regularly to this church & praying for his mother who suffer from cancer even he doesn't have anyone in his family except her mother. His mother found dead, the day before his suicide & if we celebrate today then we can't respect his family". Sunny's family were heartbroken and told father "We all need to pray for that boy and his mother soul, so they both will be rest in peace". The father was happily called everyone from the village & also by lighting candles and diyas, all were pray for Sunny family.
The father of the church giving thanks to Sunny's family & told "Jesus need something in a different way, if we celebrate 50 years, we all were getting together but this time we are getting together for one family & actually Jesus want this from us that's why he send you people".
Moral: Many people told we are doing prayers but no response, actually it's nothing like that every prayer has value. In this story, the 50 years of church celebration converts into family peace even that boy can also see this day but due to his fault as he had done suicide can't see the enjoyable day.
You might be interested with one of my previous Christmas post. See Here