Crisis in the Desert

[For young teens]

Steve's feet sank in desert powder as he trudged through the brush. Checking the sun, he figured on a full hour's "hunting." So far he'd uncovered two of the large, harmless snakes of the area, a blacksnake and a gopher snake. Still time for a blue racer up a tree.

Steve usually hiked way out of town. He could hardly wait to pass the last house. Mostly he liked to be alone, to observe the wildlife by himself.

Before each trip he took time to pray. He thought about his God-given safety even under rugged, outdoor conditions. He acknowledged that as the expression of Life man is safe and indestructible.

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"Never plead guilty"
July 19, 1969

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