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Every Day At Noon Time 
 
 
 
A minister passing through his church in the middle of
the day, decided to pause by the altar and see who had
come to pray. Just then the backdoor opened, a man
came down the aisle, the minister frowned as he saw
the man hadn't shaved in a while. His shirt was kinda
shabby and his coat was worn and frayed, the man
knelt, he bowed his head, then rose and walked away.
In the days that followed, each noon time came this
chap, each time he knelt just for a moment, a lunch
pail in his lap.
Well, the minister's suspicions grew, with robbery a
main fear, he decided to stop the man and ask him,
"What are you doing here?"
The old man said, he worked down the road. Lunch was
half an hour.
Lunchtime was his prayer time, for finding strength
and power. "I stay only moments, see, because the
factory is so far away, as I kneel here talking to the
Lord, this is kinda what I say 
"I JUST CAME AGAIN TO TELL YOU, LORD, HOW HAPPY I'VE BEEN, 
SINCE WE FOUND EACH OTHER'S FRIENDSHIP AND YOU TOOK AWAY MY SIN.
DON'T KNOW MUCH OF HOW TO PRAY, BUT I THINK ABOUT YOU
EVERYDAY. SO, JESUS, THIS IS JIM CHECKING IN TODAY."
The minister feeling foolish, told Jim, that was fine.
He told the man he was welcome to come and pray just
anytime.
Time to go, Jim smiled, said "Thanks." He hurried to
the door.
The minister knelt at the altar, he'd never done it
before. His cold heart melted, warmed with love, and
met with Jesus there. As the tears lowed, in his
heart, he repeated old Jim's prayer 
"I JUST CAME AGAIN TO TELL YOU, LORD, HOW HAPPY I'VE BEEN, 
SINCE WE FOUND EACH OTHER'S FRIENDSHIP AND YOU TOOK AWAY MY SIN.
I DON'T KNOW MUCH OF HOW TO PRAY, BUT I THINK ABOUT
YOU EVERYDAY. SO, JESUS, THIS IS ME CHECKING IN TODAY."
Past noon one day, the minister noticed that old Jim
hadn't come. As more days passed without Jim, he began
to worry some. At the factory, he asked about him,
learning he was ill.
The hospital staff was worried, but he'd given them a thrill. 
The week that Jim was with them, brought changes in
the ward. His smiles, a joy contagious. Changed
people, were his reward.
The head nurse couldn't understand why Jim was so
glad, when no flowers, calls or cards came, not a
visitor he had.
The minister stayed by his bed, he voiced the nurse's
concern. No friends came to show they cared. He had
nowhere to turn.
Looking surprised, old Jim spoke up and with a winsome
smile.  "The nurse is wrong, she couldn't know, that in
here all the while a dear friend of mine, you see. He
sits right down, takes my hand, leans over and says to me 
"I JUST CAME AGAIN TO TELL YOU, JIM, HOW HAPPY I
HAVE BEEN, SINCE WE FOUND THIS FRIENDSHIP, AND I TOOK
AWAY YOUR SIN.
ALWAYS LOVE TO HEAR YOU PRAY, I THINK ABOUT YOU EACH
DAY, AND SO JIM, THIS IS JESUS CHECKING IN TODAY."
If this blesses you, pass it on...Many people will
walk in and out of your life, but only true friends
will leave footprints in your heart.
May God hold you in the palm of His hand and Angels
watch over you.
Please pass this on to your friends or loved ones.
AND...(look below)
Jesus said, "If you are ashamed of me," I will be
ashamed of you before my Father." If you are not
ashamed Pass this on...only if you mean it.  Yes, I do
love God. He is my source of existence and Savior. He
keeps me functioning each and everyday. Without Him, I
will be nothing.  Without him, I am nothing but with Him
"I can do all things through Christ that strengthens
me." Phil 4:13 

 


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