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WITandWISDOM(tm) - May 26, 1998
What isn't tried won't work. - Claude McDonald
(Shared by INSPIRE
I once listened to a choir sing the words, "We will be true to Thee, to death." Now, if it really would come to this, to die for Christ, would you be true to him?
This reminds me of something that happened in my homeland, Romania, when the Soviet army invaded it. In a village, two Russian soldiers entered a Baptist church with their rifles pointed and said, "What are you doing here, worshiping God? All those who are faithful to him, stand on the right side. You will be shot for your faith. You who wish to go home, who wish to keep your life, stand on the left side. You must decide to live or die. Those who are faithful will die. Those who deny Christ can live freely."
Ten minutes earlier, both sides had sung the praises of the Lord, but it cost them nothing except perhaps a few cents or a dollar to put in the offering. Now, it was a question of life and death. Some stood on the right; some stood on the left.
To which side would YOU have passed?
After this sifting had taken place, the Russian soldiers said to those on the left, "You are free to leave." These were happy to have escaped and left the church. When the others remained, the Russian soldiers put aside their rifles and said, "We are also Baptists, but we wish to worship without hypocrites."
From: Voice of the Martyrs, June 1997 (Shared by Eugene Williams)
THIS & THAT:
Two men went into a diner and sat down at the counter. They ordered two sodas, took sandwiches out of their packs and started to eat them.
The owner saw what was going on and approached the men. "You can't eat your own sandwiches in here," he complained. The two men stopped, looked at each other, and then swapped their sandwiches.
(Shared by Randy via Laugh-A-Lot!
In September 1994, Skydiving student Sharon McClelland amazingly survived a 10,000-foot plunge in Ontario, by falling into a marsh when her parachute malfunctioned. She struggled to her feet and rushed to her instructor Kevin Killin - to apologize - because she had not followed procedures to open her backup chute.
(Shared by Laugh-A-Lot!