Your God Killed Our Baby

Dear Leaders Chosen of God,

“Frankly Reverend we are going through enough already. We don’t need to add you to the mix.” Anger exploded through every word he said.  He paused to regain some composure.  The attempt was unsuccessful.  “Your God killed our baby”!

“I’m SO SORRY,” I responded. “I can’t imagine the pain you folks are going through right now. I’m just calling as a friend.”

“Thanks,” and he hung up. His tone of voice had not changed.

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Weep With Those Who Weep

Dear Leaders Chosen of God,

My friend and retired missionary, Roger, recently had a serious heart attack.  He was unconscious when rushed to the hospital.  As the medical team worked frantically to revive him they urged, “Roger, are you still with us?  Can you hear us?  If you can please say something!”

Roger opened his mouth and sang:

"Jesus loves me this I know, For the Bible tells me so.
Little ones to Him belong, They are weak but He is strong"

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Confrontation

Dear Leaders Chosen Of God,

Our daughter Joy stood behind an older woman at the doctor's office.  The lady was quite short and had braces on both arms.  She was having trouble handing the receptionist the papers that had just been filled out.  In obvious irritation at the delay she heard the words, "Would you PLEASE hand me your forms?"

Joy's head was pounding with pain.  She was burning up with fever.  Polyps had invaded every area of her sinuses. Perhaps they were eating their way through to her brain. Immediate surgery was urgent; so much so that she had hand carried the x-rays to that office.  She realized this could be a life and death struggle.  At the moment she was privately troubled with the thought, “Will I make it through this surgery?” It was vital that she see the surgeon soon, that day if possible. 

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When I Am Weak

Dear Leaders Chosen Of God,

I no longer remember the reason but there was a meeting of area pastors in the city. We were at a country church in western Kansas. At lunch one of the pastors asked where I was pastor. When I told him, his eyes lit up, his chin dropped, and he exclaimed, "Oh, that is the church where the revival is taking place!" He was not speaking of a week of meetings but of something very special that was going on in our area.

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