What's wrong with this picture?

We often ask God for things, but what He has and gives us is unlimited good— blessings we could never think to ask for.

Remember what fun it was, when we were children, to solve those "What's Wrong With This Picture?" puzzles on the comics page of the daily newspaper?

At first glance everything in the sketched scene seemed Ok. But almost at once you sensed that something really was "wrong," though the wrongness was subtle. Then you began to detect the carefully presented mistakes and list them: A ship might be in full sail up a country road or Uncle Sam's trousers might have horizontal stripes instead of the traditional vertical ones.

I remembered those puzzles one day last summer when I was cleaning a closet and found an old stenographic notebook.

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Testimony overdue?
October 5, 1987

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