It was years, and years ago, and wife and I lived with our two young children, who were about 4, and 6 years old, and they were eager for a Christmas celebration. The trouble was we had more bills than income, and although Christmas trees were not expensive then, we had no money to buy one to celebrate the birth of the savior. We had almost everything else paid for, but there was no other money to use. We all went to our church anyway, and so we prayed specifically that the money would come from somewhere. Would it all work out for us? It got to be about 5 days until the big day, and we were desperate. I looked in my desk, for something forgotten, and found a fifty dollar bill in an envelope. It was for a specific bill, but then I remembered that I had already paid that bill with a check, and so that fifty was ours to spend! The good thing was that in those days that fifty would buy more than it would today! First thing I did was go purchase a real tree at a road side stand, and they were cheaper in those days, and also it was so soon until Christmas, that they were even less expensive than usual. Then that night we brought the kids to a discount department store for a full turkey dinner, with pumpkin pie even. We all enjoyed that, and then we brought them to a movie about a little boy who wanted an air rifle for Christmas. It was the first year for that movie to be out, and the kids loved it, and even we adults loved it. After all this we had about fifty cents left, and for the big Holiday we got a gift from relatives for about $120, and that helped get us through until Spring. Thank you Lord, for answered prayer! Thank you for our best Christmas! In time money came to be much less of a problem for us. Being without money is difficult, but it is much worse, of course, to be without the wonderful Lord!