The New Neighbor

Jimmy's family had moved to a new part of the country. He didn't have even one playmate. Then on a bright sunny morning he looked out of his window and saw all the wonderful outdoor playthings the little girl next door had. Her name was Judy, and Jimmy longed to go play with her. But when he went over to play, Judy's grandmother, who took care of her, sent Jimmy home. And when Judy came to Jimmy's yard to play with him on his swings and seesaw, her grandmother demanded that she come right home.

This went on for several days, and both children tried to be patient about it. But one day Jimmy came bursting into the kitchen of his new home and shouted, "I hate Judy's grandmother! She won't ever let us play together!"

Jimmy's mother quietly replied that they should sit down in their breakfast nook and talk it over. They needed to bring healing to this problem. And they knew God had the answer.

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April 27, 1974

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