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Friday, August 17, 2012

Ask And It Shall be Given

So I say to you: Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you” (Luke 11:9.) NIV 1984

            One evangelical pastor had a three-year-old daughter who certainly believed that verse. Here is how her mother recounted the story:

            My husband is a minister who conducts an expanded altar call at the end of his sermon. He asks those who wish to accept Jesus Christ as their personal Lord and Savior, as well as those with prayers or other requests, to come forward.
            To the surprise and delight of the congregation our three-year-old daughter, without a word to me, got up and made her way forward. She waited patiently while the others ahead of her made a request.
            When her turn came, my husband leaned down to ask for her request. She whispered, "Can we go to the restaurant after church?"

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