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Give & Take

Adventist Life

When four hurricanes ravaged our state in 2004, our prayers became very specific. Since many falling trees were responsible for so much of the damage around us, we prayed for angels to hold up our trees until the storms subsided. After the last hurricane passed, we walked our property, grateful that all seemed well.

Closer to our home, however, we noticed a 30-foot oak tree considerably uprooted and tipping precariously toward our roofline. Its angle defied the laws of gravity. Our youngest son looked at the roots and pointed to the top of the tree. “You better call the tree guys,” he said earnestly. “That angel needs to go home.”

—R. …

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