Author Unkown

There was once a man who didn’t believe in God, and he didn’t hesitate to
let others know how he felt about religion. His wife, however, did believe,
and she also raised their children to have faith in God and Jesus, despite
his disparaging comments.

One snowy Christmas Eve, his wife was taking their children to a Christmas
Eve service in the farm community in which they lived. She asked him to
come, but he refused.

“That story is nonsense!” he said. “Why would God lower Himself to come to
Earth as a man? That’s ridiculous!” So she and the children left, and he
stayed home.

A while later, the winds grew stronger and the snow turned into a blizzard.
As the man looked out the window, all he saw was a blinding snowstorm. He
sat down to relax before the fire for the evening. Then he heard a loud
thump. Something had hit the window. Then another thump. He looked out, but
couldn’t see more than a few feet. When the snow let up a little, he
ventured outside to see what could have been beating on his window.

In the field near his house he saw a flock of wild geese. Apparently they
had been flying south for the winter when they got caught in the snowstorm
and couldn’t go on. They were lost and stranded on his farm, with no food or
shelter. They just flapped their wings and flew around the field in low
circles, blindly and aimlessly. A couple of them had flown into his window,
it seemed.

The man felt sorry for the geese and wanted to help them. The barn would be
a great place for them to stay, he thought. It’s warm and safe; surely they
could spend the night and wait out the storm. So he walked over to the barn
and opened the doors wide, then watched and waited, hoping they would notice
the open barn and go inside. But the geese just fluttered around aimlessly
and didn’t seem to notice the barn or realize what it could mean for them.
The man tried to get their attention, but that just seemed to scare them and
they moved further away. He went into the house and came with some bread,
broke it up, and made a breadcrumb trail leading to the barn. They still
didn’t catch on.

Now he was getting frustrated. He got behind them and tried to shoo them
toward the barn, but they only got more scared and scattered in every
direction except toward the barn. Nothing he did could get them to go into
the barn where they would be warm and safe. “Why don’t they follow me?!” he
exclaimed. “Can’t they see this is the only place where they can survive the
storm?” He thought for a moment and realized that they just wouldn’t follow
a human. “If only I were a goose, then I could save them,” he said out loud.

Then he had an idea. He went into barn, got one of his own geese, and
carried it in his arms as he circled around behind the flock of wild geese.
He then released it. His goose flew through the flock and straight into the
barn–and one by one the other geese followed it to safety.

He stood silently for a moment as the words he had spoken a few minutes
earlier replayed in his mind: “If only I were a goose, then I could save
them!” Then he thought about what he had said to his wife earlier. “Why
would God want to be like us? That’s ridiculous!”

Suddenly it all made sense. That is what God had done. We were like the
geese–blind, lost, perishing. God had His Son to become like us so He could
show us the way and save us. That was the meaning of the birth of Christ, he
realized. As the winds and blinding snow died down, his soul became quiet
and pondered this wonderful thought. Suddenly he understood why Christ came
as a man.

Years of doubt and disbelief vanished like the passing storm. He fell to his
knees in the snow, and prayed his first prayer: “Thank You, God, for coming
in human form to get me out of the storm!”

Author unknown

“All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned every one to his own
way; and the LORD hath laid on him the iniquity of us all.” (Isaiah 53:6)

”As it is written, there is none righteous, no, not one: there is none that
understands, there is none that seeks after God. They are all gone out of
the way, they are together become unprofitable; there is none that does
good, no, not one.” (Rom 3:10-12)

“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 truth.”
(John 1:14)

“And I, if I am lifted up from the earth, will draw (drag in the Greek) all
mankind unto Myself. This He spoke concerning what manner of death He should
die.” (John 12:32, 33)

19 Comments on Why God Came As A Man

  1. donna wilkinson says:

    very wonderful analogy, after it own kind too. everything in order. thanks donna

  2. Tramp says:


    Godd to see you are back on track writing good stuff. Keep up the good work. and if I can help I will.


  3. Keith Brumagin says:

    Awesome…way cool story…and just think, this man was blessed with the answer to his question…he didn’t have to go up to the alter….

  4. Fawn says:

    Dear Gary,
    Just wanted to thank you so much for the video newsletter and the story about the geese. I found the newsletter, calm, peaceful, comforting and soaked with the anointing of the Holy Spirit. Thank you, God bless you and Michelle in the important work that you do to show that Love – that inexplicable divine love that brings us into fellowship with Him – does in fact win. Thank you.

  5. Rosario Baluyut Antonio says:

    God truly loves us and He has wonderful ways of teaching us.

  6. susankps says:

    Beautiful, Gary. So simple. Thank you.

  7. Dan says:

    Well put – a good rendition of this story. is a nonworking page.

  8. Betty Hudson says:

    Thanks Gary for everything

  9. Michael Branco says:

    Very true indeed. God will draw all of us in his time. man was subject to vanity not by its will…rom 8.20. There would be no love of God if he didnt save all of mankind. to sum it up God iz Love.

  10. Genesio Mutwiri says:

    Wonderful story here. It has really touched me. Thank you!

  11. Glory says:

    Great analogy Gary! Tears flowed as I read…reminded me that Jesus said “I AM THE WAY…the truth and the life…. Thanks be to God!

  12. Gary Amirault says:

    Hey, glorygirl, I was just glorying in a quote I saved years ago that I needed to remember. I’ll share it with you:

    Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos into order, confusion to clarity. it can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend. Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow. Meldody Beattie. Peace, Gary

  13. Glory says:

    Gary…thanks for the sharing…chewed on that for awhile.God is so good. Talk about a key to the Kingdom, that opens every door to becoming Christs…. which lead me to…AND HE TOOK THE CUP AND GAVE THANKS and gave IT to them, saying, Drink ye all of IT..
    Mat 26:27-29 Joy! Glory

  14. Francis Agyepong says:

    i happened to stumble on this message by chance but took some time to read and i must admit it been truly a blessing reading the message,thanks alot. just as God spoke to the man in a unique way i pray that may He enlighten the eyes of our understanding so that we may fellowship with Him in a unique and extraordinary way.thank you JESUS.

  15. chris says:

    Thanks for sharing, the message and the comment blesses my heart. Praise the Lord.

  16. Dave Corum says:

    WOW, what a great message. Thanks for sharing.

  17. okopi says:

    What a analogy to use and win more. God bless u for sharing. I am so grateful.

  18. John Swanson says:

    Very helpful story. Thank you. I look forward to reading all your email posts.

  19. Pawan Kumar says:

    Thankyou sir for everything

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