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It’s Only a Quarter

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Several years ago a preacher moved to Houston, Texas. Some weeks after he arrived, he had occasion to ride the bus from his home to the downtown area. When he sat down, he discovered that the driver had accidentally given him a quarter too much change. As he considered what to do, he thought to himself, you better give the quarter back. It would be wrong to keep it. Then he thought, “Oh, forget it, it’s only a quarter. Who would worry about this little amount? Anyway, the bus company already gets too much fare; they will never miss it. Accept it as a gift from God and keep quiet.” When his stop came, he paused momentarily at the door, then he handed the quarter to the driver and said, “Here, you gave me too much change.” The driver with a smile, replied, “Aren’t you the new preacher in town? I have been thinking lately about going to worship somewhere. I just wanted to see what you would do if I gave you too much change.”

When the preacher stepped off the bus, he literally grabbed the nearest light pole, and held on, and said, “O God, I almost sold your Son for a quarter.”

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  • kkb

    Simon – Everyone looses someone they love in this life. Everyone. It is the circle of life. Life HE gave you. Maybe God didn’t want that special someone to suffer – He knows what the future holds – so maybe HE was preventing more anguish or a harder life – or more suffering for that special someone. But HE knows what is best for us. He knows you are sad and hurt – HE hurts too. What you choose to do with your pain is up to you. But please do not hurt someone else because of your own pain. Everyone looses someone. Everyone has felt pain. That is something every one is this life has in common

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