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Maggie prays

Maggie ran through the house calling to her mommy. She was going so fast, she was all the way to the kitchen before the screen door banged shut. Her clothes and hands were all muddy, and she cried: "I hurt myself! I fell down. Get in the car. We have to go to Grandma's and hear the truth."

Mommy scooped her up in her arms: "It's all right, Maggie. We can pray right now. We don't need to go to Grandma. God heals us. We can call her later and tell her how you prayed."

Maggie was surprised. Then Mommy said she was sure that help was right here in the Bible. Mommy said, "'Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness: for they shall be filled.' Matt. 5:6 . Remember that beatitude? It means God is blessing you right now when you're ready to hear the truth."

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October 20, 1986

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