Many years ago in Europe, a young prince, the son of the king, went to war, served his time and became quite overwhelmed with what he had seen from the devastation.

Many years ago in Europe, a young prince, the son of the king, went to war, served his time and became quite overwhelmed with what he had seen from the devastation.
When the prince returned to the king, though, his father was not so thrilled by his son’s report. The prince told his father that he needed to go to visit those brave soldiers who were wounded, for he felt such compassion for those who served the kingdom.
The prince arrived one day at the hospital ward and he was escorted around to see the prisoners. Some were recovering from wounds, others missing arms or legs, some blind and many other problems.
As he shook many hands, the prince looked at the doctor, who was taking him around and said, “You’ve shown me all but those behind the curtain.” The doctor replied that it was much too horrible to go behind the curtain, for there was a man so badly maimed that it was too much for anyone to see.
The prince insisted, so the doctor led him behind the curtain. There lay one of most pitiful sights for anyone to see.
Only one eye was barely held in place by some skin. The prince could see the man’s lung because of an opening in his throat. The man had been pieced together, but hardly looked like a man anymore.
The prince spoke to him, but instead of holding his hand, he reached down and kissed him on the cheek. The nurses and doctors broke down into tears as they had seen the true heart of a prince, who showed so great love and compassion for one who anyone else in society would have rejected.
Today, Jesus Christ will come to wherever you are at and touch your life like no other, if only you’ll reach out to the Prince of Peace and accept His unconditional love. He will freely give it.

Mark Taylor is president of KNEO Radio — 91.7 FM. He is available to speak at churches and events. Contact him at mtaylor@kneo.
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