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God and puppies? A storeowner was tacking a sign in his store window, which read PUPPIES FOR SALE, when a little boy appeared. “How much are you selling the puppies for?” he asked. The man told the lad he didn’t expect to let any of them go for less than $50. The boy reached in his pocket, pulled out some change, looked up at the storeowner and said, “I have two dollars and thirty-seven cents. Can I look at them?” The storeowner smiled and whistled. From the kennel, a dog named Lady came running down the aisle, followed by five tiny balls of fur. One puppy lagged behind. Immediately, the little boy asked about the limping puppy. “What’s wrong with that doggie?” “The veterinarian told us the dog is missing a hip socket,” said the storeowner. “He’ll always limp like that.” “That’s the one I want to buy,” the lad said quickly. The storeowner replied, “No, you don’t want to buy that dog. If you really want him, I’ll just give him to you.” The boy came close to the storeowner’s face and said angrily, “I don’t want you to just give him to me. That doggie is worth just as much as all the other puppies and I’ll pay the full price. In fact, I’ll give you $2.37 now and .50 a month until I have him paid for!” The storeowner replied, “No, no, no. You don’t want that dog. He’s never going to be able to run and jump and play like the other dogs.” In response, the little boy pulled up his pant leg to reveal a badly twisted left leg, supported by two steel braces. “Well, sir,” he said, “I don’t run so well myself and that puppy will need someone who understands.” 2 Corinthians 1:3-5 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort, 4 who comforts us in all our affliction so that we will be able to comfort those who are in any affliction with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God. 5 For just as the sufferings of Christ are ours in abundance, so also our comfort is abundant through Christ. God does not comfort us, as Born Again Believers, simply to make us comfortable. God comforts us to make us comfort-able…In other words, to be able to comfort other people, who need it. God may very well send someone your way who needs a person who understands. No one can help a parent who is struggling with a wayward teenager like the parent who has been through it themselves. No one can encourage someone struggling with depression like the person who has come out of that same darkness of depression and into the light of God. No one can help someone struggling with the sickness and pain of a circumstance or situation, like someone who has been through it themselves, and has had God help them. Have you gone through something that makes you comfort-able to others? If so, I encourage you to comfort someone who is in need of Gods Love and Comfort today. Dear Heavenly Father, thank You for being the God of all Comfort who has comforted me time and time and time again. This week, show me someone who needs to know about the comfort that You have given me. Help me not be ashamed to tell about the struggles I have had in my own life, but to be an encouragement to someone who needs to know that there is hope at the end of the tunnel. In Jesus name I pray......Amen. **** 1 Corinthians 15:1-4, this tells you about the Pure Gospel of Grace for Your Salvation**** https://youtube/watch?v=4l2OkO4Cgfw
Posted on: Tue, 07 Oct 2014 07:07:53 +0000

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