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All He Had To Offer

Here is a story, reported to be true, about a nine-year-old boy who lived in a rural town in Tennessee.

His house was in a poor area of the community. A church there had a bus Ministry that came knocking on his door one Saturday afternoon.

The child came to answer the door and greeted the bus Pastor. The bus Pastor asked if his parents were home and the small boy told him that his parents take off every weekend and leave him at home to take care of his little brother.

The bus Pastor could not believe what the child said and asked him to repeat it.

The youngster gave the same answer and the bus Pastor asked to come in and talk with him. They went into the living room and sat down on an old couch with the foam and springs exposed...

The Butterfly

A man found a cocoon for a butterfly. One day a small opening appeared, he sat and watched the butterfly for several hours as it struggled to force its body through the little hole.

Then it seemed to stop making any progress. It appeared as if it had gotten as far as it could and could go no farther. Then the man decided to help the butterfly.

He took a pair of scissors and snipped the remaining bit of the cocoon. The butterfly then emerged easily.

Something was strange. The butterfly had a swollen body and shriveled wings. The man continued to watch the butterfly because he expected at any moment, the wings would enlarge and expand to be able to support the body, which would contract in time.

Neither happened...

Brand New You

A middle aged woman had a heart attack and was taken to the hospital. While on the operating table she had a near death experience. Seeing God, she asked \”Is my time up?\”

God said, \”No, you have another 43 years, 2 months and 8 days to live.\”

Upon recovery, the woman decided to stay in the hospital and have a facelift, liposuction and a tummy tuck. She even had someone come in and change her hair color. Since she had so much more time to live, she figured she might as well make the most of it.

After her last operation, she was released from the hospital. While crossing the street on her way home, she was killed by an ambulance.

Arriving in front of God, she demanded, \”I though you said I had another 40 years?\”

God replied, \”I didn\’t recognize you.\”

DON\’T QUIT

When things go wrong as they sometimes will, When the road you\’re trudging seems all uphill, When the funds are low and the debts are high, And you want to smile but you have to sigh, When care is pressing you down a bit… By all means pray, and don\’t you quit.

Success is failure turned inside out,

God\’s hidden gift in the clouds of doubt.

You never can tell how close you are,

It may be near when it seems afar.

So trust in the Lord

when you\’re hardest hit…

It\’s when things go wrong

that you must not quit!

Letter From Jesus

Ruth went to her mail box and there was only one letter. She picked it up and looked at it before opening, but then she looked at the envelope again. There was no stamp, no postmark, only her name and address. She read the letter:

Dear Ruth,

I\’m going to be in your neighborhood Saturday afternoon and I would like to visit.

Love Always,
Jesus

Her hands were shaking as she placed the letter on the table. \”Why would the Lord want to visit me? I\’m nobody special. I don\’t have anything to offer.\” With that thought, Ruth remembered her empty kitchen cabinets.

\”Oh my goodness, I really don\’t have anything to offer. I\’ll have to run down to the store and buy something for dinner.\”

She reached for her purse and counted out it\’s contents. Five dollars and forty cents...