Give & Take

Adventist Life

I was visiting a church in Maryland when the strangest thing happened. During his welcome, the pastor told the congregation that he had invited his friend Rick to church. He asked Rick to stand. The friend stood, a little shy but wearing a warm smile. The pastor immediately walked over, held out his hand, and said, “Give me your wallet.” The church filled with laughter, and Rick reluctantly handed over the precious item. The pastor peeked inside, gave an impressed nod, and then walked away.

After looking around the church a bit, he pointed and asked whomever his finger landed on to join him in the aisle. A young woman, just as shy as Rick, made her …

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