We read in the Bible the assuring words "Before they call, I...

We read in the Bible the assuring words "Before they call, I will answer; and while they are yet speaking, I will hear" (Isaiah). This verse has a new meaning for me because of an experience I had while teaching third-grade children in an inner-city school.

One day when two children were fighting in my classroom, one appeared to have been stuck in the eye with a sharp pencil. The child ran to me, crying uncontrollably, and the rest of the children were in an uproar.

This whole scene was so disturbing to me that I just closed my eyes and silently began to acknowledge the omnipotence and omnipresence of God while holding the child close. Suddenly I heard another child say, "Be quiet everybody. Miss Wiggins is praying." I was awed that the child recognized this. I felt a great sense of humility.

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Testimony of Healing
While I was in college, I decided to take a year off to be...
November 30, 1992

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