You may have heard of the man in Wales a few years ago who sought for 42 years to win the affection of a certain woman. Finally, in 1985, on his forty-third attempt, she said, “Yes.” By then they were 74 years old.
Every week for more than 40 years, this rather shy man slipped a weekly love letter under his neighbor’s door. After writing 2,184 love letters without ever getting a response, this persistent old man finally summoned up enough courage to present himself in person. He knocked on the door of the reluctant lady and asked for her hand. To his delight and surprise, she accepted.
There is something about a personal visit. More than 2,000 years ago God made a personal visit to this planet in the babe of Bethlehem.