Here’s a classic:
One Sunday morning,
the pastor noticed little Alex was staring up at the large plaque that hung
in the foyer of the church. It was covered with names and small American flags
were mounted on either side of it.

The seven-year-old
had been staring at the plaque for some time, so the Pastor walked up, stood
beside the boy, and said quietly, “Good morning, Alex.”

“Good morning,
Pastor” replied the young man, still focused on the plaque. “What
is this?”

“Well, son,
it’s a memorial to all the young men and women who died in the Service.”

Soberly, they stood
together, staring at the large plaque. Little Alex’s voice was trembling . .
. and barely audible . . . when he asked, “Which Service? The 8:30 or the
10:30?”

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PreachingNow,
April 13, 2004


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