Best Short Inspirational Christmas Stories
Phew. Here we are at another year’s end. How soon time go. 2020 is a bit hard year for everyone. There is a dangerous virus out there and we should work wisely. And yes… It’s Christmas. This Christmas is a little different from old ones but it is still Christmas. We can still spread the love of the god. Today I’m going to present your Christmas inspirational short story for Christians. This is an inspirational story of Christian faith in god’s love.
I Must Go Home – Best Short Inspirational Christmas Stories
He entered the airport and joined the line to the counter. The gleaming digital signs show planes all around the world. He knew his plane should around somewhere on that board so he didn’t search for it.
He kept staring at the giant signboard that letters and numbers moving above the receptionist. All of them together showed the date and time.” 23th December 2020 08:00”. He sighed and looked at his bag he was holding. Just 24 hours to see them.
He is nervous. What they will say? He never saw the baby. He only saw photos his wife sent. He always wanted to go home and see his baby. And his little princess Emma. He didn’t saw her for almost two years. He wanted to go hug all of them and never leave them again.
He has felt guilty; Raising two kids all alone without him should very hard for her, Jane, his queen. But she never complained. She knew he should go to his job and it’s risky.
“Hello, How can I help you?” he came back to earth with that question. Without knowing he came to the receptionist. She smiled and asked again. ” Can I help you?”
“Yes, I want to go to New York, “He said while looking at the small Christmas tree neat the large desk.
“I’m sorry mister. Didn’t you see the sign there? There is a bad snowstorm in New York so all planes are canceled for three days. You can’t go there until we start again.”
Everything went upside down. He felt like everything is fallen. Two years worked hard on Navy and finally came home from war-front now he had to wait more days. His backpack suddenly felt heavy. His Christmas presents for Emma, Jane and little Alex were there. He should go home before Christmas Eve.
“Is there any plane to ……………” He asked. She was looking at his face. She saw how his happy smile faded on her news. She knew how hard not to be home on Christmas.
She looked at her computer. He looked at her face hopefully. Then she turned up her face. He knew what she is going to say on that sad face.
“I’m sorry. There aren’t any planes in 20 hours “He looked again at the giant clock and then he smiled sadly to her and said, “Alright. Thank you and happy Christmas.”
He turned around and went outside of the airport. It’s snow falling slowly. Why didn’t he check the news before? He blamed himself. He was worried about them. Do they have enough food? If the storm was kept there they do not have food. He thought.” I’m going somehow to see them before Christmas Eve.
No one on the street because of the terrible cold. He put the buttons on his jacket and started to walk.
He didn’t understand what to do. He should be home this Christmas for his family. He wanted to surprise them. He came all along this far but now he was stuck here. He felt enormous sadness.
I should stay at the airport and tomorrow I can go to …………….. But then I can’t go home until 26. If the storm kept exist it’s impossible to go to New York. He thought.
Everything is calm and quiet. The streets were empty. Seemed like everyone already at home. Every house on that street was decorated with Christmas decorations. Two kids passed him running laughing. He remembered his kids again.
He kept walking without a goal but then he stopped. How anyone misses those giant…………. He stared a moment of wonder of this creation and without thinking, he entered.
He started to run. He had an idea about where the railway station was. He heard the loud horn of the train. Was he too late?
The snow was thick. It’s hard to run. But he managed to enter the railway station finally. The train is still there. Thank god.
He bought a ticket and climbed up to the train. As soon as he entered, the doors were closed and the train started to leave. He sat on a seat near a window. He took his presents for the children to his lap. He was the only passenger on that entire train cart. He didn’t surprise. No one doesn’t need to go anywhere on Christmas. He looked at the beautiful but lazy view through the window.
Everything was pure white. It’s just 4 PM but darkness started to spread. He knew that train journey got another 14 valuable hours to arrive in New York. But if he is right it’s better than a plane. He can find a way home from…………. He silently thanked got to give this ride at least. And he prayed again to see his wife’s lovely face and children’s warmth before Christmas. ” I must go home”. He believed God will help him to make it home before Christmas Eve. His eyes dimmed and he had fallen to sleep.
Thank you for reading the first part. I think now you may think what will happened to him. Let’s see. Then you can decide is this story is the one of the best short inspirational Christmas stories or not.
A huge storm was blowing. Everything is pure white. Roads were covered with snow. But there was an old sedan slowly moving forward. Driver bent almost near to the windscreen to see the road, He did not want to lose the road.
The driver is a police officer. He had to report his workstation.
He cursed again and kept drive to do his job. No one was outside. Especially in this lone area. He was pretty sure no one wanted to be outside this Christmas. He tried to turn on the radio. But he didn’t catch any stations.
Seems the radio too turned against him. He groaned and looked again at the road.
That time he saw it. He almost missed it. There was something at the corner of the road. It’s unusual. So he pressed break paddle. Sedan slipped but finally, it stopped. He buttoned his jacket, put his scarf tight around his neck, and got out of the car.
Then he walked to the thing that got his attention. It was a piece of cloth. But he had a sense of police officer. He bent, and grabbed it, and tried to pull the cloth that buried under the snow. IT was heavy. He wiped out and dig the snow quickly. His suspicions were right.
It was a man. He was afraid. He digs and digs. Then he got the man out from snow deeper than feet. His body seems frozen. He grabbed his radio from his belt and called for help. But he could not hear any response. He tried again and again, No sign of a radio signal.
He screamed in anger and put the radio in his pocket. He didn’t know what to do now. He had a thousand questions in his head now. Who is this man? What happened to him on this Christmas Eve? The most worrying question was did he live?
He pulled the man to his car and with a huge try, he managed to get the man to the back seat. God, He is heavy. He saw a bag in the snow at the last moment. He went to it and opened it. There are a lot of presents on the bad beautifully packed. Is this man is Santa? He put the bag on the passenger’s seat in front. He closed the doors. He learned some pre-medicines in his training. But they didn’t teach to treat a man frozen on snow on Christmas eve.
But he didn’t give up. He -prayed to god and started to rub man’s arms and chest. The man was very pale and he can’t see the man breathing. He hit to man’s cheeks and rub and rub. He tried to warm up the man’s body. He was afraid. Is he too late? He didn’t know how long he was buried under snow. He felt a difference. The man was not cold like before. This is Christmas. He believed in god. Miracles happened at Christmas.
He checked the watch. He felt like it was an hour but he realized its only 5 minutes since he started giving medicine. Then it happened. The man started breathing. It was faint but now he was breathing
The police officer smiled in happiness and thanked god again. He saved a life on Christmas. It was a miracle.
In his locker he had а bottle of wine, he took for his friends. It was the best he had. He opened the bottle and poured a bit into the stranger’s mouth. It worked. slowly his paleness started to varnish and blood came to his face.
John, the police officer increased the temperature of the heater. He did his best now. He put his coat on the man’s body. Then he went to the front seat, started the engine, and moved forward. He looked back and saw the man felt to sleep. He looked forward and started driving. He tried to catch a radio station for the second time of the day and to his surprise, he got a one now. A beautiful Christmas carol was playing.
He drove another 3 hours. The man on the back seat now in deep sleeping. Now the man looked very healthy. Now they have passed the jungle area. They passed one or two houses. That’s a sign now they have reached the city limit.
It’s only another two hours to……………..
The man woke up suddenly. Then he and looked everywhere quickly. Finally, his eyes stopped at the cop in the front seat. John saw the man was awakened so he stopped the car. Both of them stared at the moment. They both have loads of questions.
Finally, the man at back remembered. He broke the silence.
“You took me from the snow. I remember now. Thank you” He said.
John smiled a bit.
Yeah. I saw you sleeping under the snow. You found a good place to have a nap. What happened to you? And what were you doing out there on this storm?”
Now it turns to man to laugh.
“Whoa, whoa sheriff. First I’m Will. Will McQueancy. I didn’t break the law. He laughed.
“I’m from ……………… and I’m going home for Christmas.”
John stared at him. “I’m John and working in ……………… police station. Nice to meet you. Anyway, why, why you didn’t wait until the storm stopped?”
Will looked at John sadly. “If I waited I miss Christmas. I must go home to see my kids. I worked in the Navy and I retired. Now I’m going home. I must go home before Christmas. What’s the time now? My watch has stopped. I should go. Where we are?”
John looked at the man amazed.
“I don’t know you are mad or not. What if something happened to you in this storm all alone? Why that’s more important going home than your life? You can go home later. That’s a safe thing.” John asked.
“Maybe, maybe I’m crazy. Some things there are important than my life. I didn’t go home in two years. We had to stay at the sea on different missions. I didn’t get any chance to contact home in six months. I know I should call now. They maybe think I’m dead. But I know my wife never believe it. I am trying to surprise them. I never saw my baby Alex. He wasn’t born when I left. I needed to see them before Christmas. We can do anything for love. “
John stared at him. He was not married. But he understood how bad this man wanted to go home. He never saw a man do things like this. Love is amazing. He started the car, turned back, and looked at Will.
“I have good news. It’s still 5.00. It will only take another hour to ……………. . I can drop you at …………… I love to go to your house but I have to report to my office before 6. I’m already late. Sorry.”
Will’s face warmed with a happy smile. That’s a very good news story for him. His eyes were gleaming. He sighs in happy. “That’s the best news I heard in two days. I can go home from there. It’s a half an hour walk for home. And it’s alright you can’t drop me. We will meet again. You saved my life. You did lot of things already. God bless you.” He said.
John started driving again without any more words. He drove a bit fast. This man should be at home. He thought. Now the storm was completely off. In the darkness, they could see people are going with happy smiles. As they heard that is the first time they came out from houses after five day storm. Some houses were decorated with simple things people can do in a little time. This year they could not build the giant Christmas day they are building every year. But even without a Christmas tree or decorations, people are very happy because no more storms to stay them from families and happy neighbors. Silently both of them passed happy houses. Now John didn’t felt angry anymore about working on Christmas Eve. He saved a life and now was is going to bring happiness to a family.
First time in his life he understood the real meaning of Christmas. Now he too wanted to be a family and raise kids. “Tomorrow,” He thought. “I’m asking her.” He planned. Thinking about how Will sacrifice everything for a family John too needed one.
Silently he decided to propose his girlfriend, Cristina tomorrow. They had their relationship for four years but both of them didn’t put the first step for a family. Christmas is the best day for purposing a girl.
“ We are close.” John’s thoughts broke from Will’s happy voice.” I know these places. It’s only a few things changed in two years.”Will said.
“It’s right. Anyway, are you feeling alright now? Do you think you don’t need medical assistance?” John asked.
“I’m a fine friend. I think it won’t be necessary. “
“How you came to the place I found you? I forgot to ask. Flights are not walking. How you came to ………..?” John asked.
Will laughed. “I caught a train to ‘’’’’’’’ and then I found a Taxi to…………… Then I tried to find a vehicle to here but there isn’t any. So I started walking here. I thought I could catch a ride on the way. All places are closed. I walked for 7 hours and didn’t come to any vehicle. The storm was getting harder. There wasn’t any place to go. . I didn’t eat anything in 24 hours. Then I think I fainted. I can’t remember anything from then until I woke here.” Will said. “ I think I’m fine now,” He said looking at John’s afraid face. “I’m only nervous now. But I’m so happy”
“Let’s stop and eat something. I think now there maybe restaurants open.”John said.
No” Will said. “It’s only taken a few minutes to go there. I don’t want to waste time. Sorry”
John didn’t reply. He understood. In a few minutes, he had to farewell this wonderful man. This man walked seven hours in a snow storm. That’s unbelievable.
Drop me there” Will spotted a lane with beautiful houses. John parked the car. Both of them got out of the car. There were only a few people outside.
John opened the front side door, took Will’s bag, and put it on Will’s hands. Will stared at it and looked at John. “You saved it. I didn’t see it. I thought I lost it. It’s Christmas presents for them.” Will said, took the bag, and opened the bag.
Then Will put his hand to the bag, took something out, and put it in John’s hand. It was a medal’
“This is one of my medals for bravery on Navy. Keep this to remember me.”
John looked at it. It was beautiful. Then he took something from his pocket.
“This is my number. Call me later. We will meet again. You are a good father. You must go home now.”
Then John turned and got to his Sedan. He waved and drove away. He knew he found a good friend on Christmas.
Will put that card on his wallet. He looked at the sky. It was amazing. There wasn’t any sign of a storm. Stars had started to gleam in the sky. A breeze started to blow.
He took a deep breath “ I am coming” He muttered and then he walked.
It’s 8:00 pm now. He can go home before midnight. He saw a lot of familiar faces in some houses. houses They were decorating houses as they can now. Happy smiles were everywhere.
Some of them recognized him and looked at him astonished. He knew it. Everyone here thought he was dead. But he knew Jane never thought like it. They felt each other. He waved to them but didn’t stop to talk. He can do it later. He only needed now seeing them. Just two more blocks.
Then he saw it. His home. There are not any light bulbs outside. He knew she can’t do that alone. His heart filled with pain. There was a beautiful flower bucket hanged on the door.
He stopped at the door. He waited a few minutes. Everything he did to came here. Now he can’t knock on the door. What they will say when they saw him.
“Mummy, Where are my socks? Alex threw them yesterday”
He heard from inside. His princess. Emma’s voice.He broke a sob. He can’t wait for anymore. He knocked on the door.
The End – Great Short Inspirational Christmas Stories
This is my first short story. It’s an inspirational short story for Christmas. I want your ideas, complains and suggestions to improve my writing. Feel free to comment anything. I wish you think this story as a one of the best short inspirational Christmas stories you heard. I hope my valuable readers help me to keep writing stories like this. See you soon.
Sasindu Jayasri is an Engineering student at Faculty of Engineering, University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka.