New Life Episcopal Church

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Lottery

The man knelt in the cool dark of the church, head bowed, hands clasped, “Lord, please let me win the lottery!” For years he prayed, “Just this once! Let me win the lottery!” One night, deep in his prayer, he heard a stiffening wind. A beam high in the nave creaked then came a terrific rending sound as arches and rafters split, the roof of the church lifted and stillness came like none the man had ever known. From the night sky into the silence, it was the voice of God: “Give me a break! At least buy a ticket!”