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November 26


Elementary​:

Good morning ___school name____.

Wherever you are in the building, please stand up for Jesus and join me in the sign of our faith.  In the name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. Amen

Today's story from Chicken Soup for the Soul is called:

THANK YOU GOD for MIRACLES

A little girl went to her bedroom and pulled out her piggy bank from its hiding place in her closet. She poured the change out on the floor and counted it carefully.

Carefully placing the coins back, she slipped out the door and made her way to the Shoppers Drug Mart.    She waited patiently for the pharmacist to give her some attention, but he was too busy at the moment.

Finally, after what seemed like forever, the pharmacist noticed the little girl. 'And what do you want?' the pharmacist asked in a loud and scary voice.

'Well, I want to talk to you about my brother,' Tess answered.  'He's really, really sick and I want to buy a miracle.'

'I beg your pardon?' said the pharmacist. 'His name is Andrew and he has something bad growing inside his head and my Daddy says only a miracle can save him now. So how much does a miracle cost?'                  'We don't sell miracles here, little girl. I'm sorry but I can't help you,' the pharmacist said, softening a little.

'Listen, I have the money to pay for it. If it isn't enough, I will get the rest. Just tell me how much it costs.'   He stooped down and asked the little girl, 'What kind of a miracle does your brother need?'

'I don't know,' Tess replied as she was about to cry. I just know he's really sick and Mommy says he needs an operation. But my Daddy can't pay for it, so I want to use my money.' 'How much do you have?' asked the pharmacist.

'One dollar and eleven cents,' Tess answered. 'And it's all the money I have, but I can get some more if I need to.'  'Well, what a coincidence,' smiled the man. 'A dollar and eleven cents---the exact price of a miracle for little brothers.' He took her money in one hand and with the other hand he grabbed her mitten and said 'Take me to where you live. I want to see your brother and meet your parents. Let's see if I have the miracle you need.'

That well-dressed man was not just a pharmacist. Dr. Armstrong was also a surgeon, specializing in neuro-surgery. After examining Andrew, the doctor discovered Andrew had a brain tumor.   Dr. Armstrong took Andrew into his care and completed the surgery free of charge

It wasn't long until Andrew was home again and doing well. Mom and Dad were so grateful about the chain of events that had led them to this place.

'That surgery,' the little girls' Mom whispered, 'was a real miracle. I wonder how much it would have cost.'

Tess smiled. She knew exactly how much a miracle cost...One dollar and eleven cents...plus the faith of a little child.

Let us pray…. Thank you God for miracles.  Help us to be like the little girl in this TRUE story- willing to do anything for a loved one – and never give up hope! AMEN


High School:

Good morning ___school name____.

Wherever you are in the building, please stand up for Jesus and join me in the sign of our faith.  In the name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. Amen

Today's story from Chicken Soup for the Soul is called:

THANK YOU GOD for MIRACLES

A little girl went to her bedroom and pulled out her piggy bank from its hiding place in her closet. She poured the change out on the floor and counted it carefully.

Carefully placing the coins back, she slipped out the door and made her way to the Shoppers Drug Mart.    She waited patiently for the pharmacist to give her some attention, but he was too busy at the moment.

Finally, after what seemed like forever, the pharmacist noticed the little girl. 'And what do you want?' the pharmacist asked in a loud and scary voice.

'Well, I want to talk to you about my brother,' Tess answered.  'He's really, really sick and I want to buy a miracle.'

'I beg your pardon?' said the pharmacist. 'His name is Andrew and he has something bad growing inside his head and my Daddy says only a miracle can save him now. So how much does a miracle cost?'                  'We don't sell miracles here, little girl. I'm sorry but I can't help you,' the pharmacist said, softening a little.

'Listen, I have the money to pay for it. If it isn't enough, I will get the rest. Just tell me how much it costs.'   He stooped down and asked the little girl, 'What kind of a miracle does your brother need?'

'I don't know,' Tess replied as she was about to cry. I just know he's really sick and Mommy says he needs an operation. But my Daddy can't pay for it, so I want to use my money.' 'How much do you have?' asked the pharmacist.

'One dollar and eleven cents,' Tess answered. 'And it's all the money I have, but I can get some more if I need to.'  'Well, what a coincidence,' smiled the man. 'A dollar and eleven cents---the exact price of a miracle for little brothers.' He took her money in one hand and with the other hand he grabbed her mitten and said 'Take me to where you live. I want to see your brother and meet your parents. Let's see if I have the miracle you need.'

That well-dressed man was not just a pharmacist. Dr. Armstrong was also a surgeon, specializing in neuro-surgery. After examining Andrew, the doctor discovered Andrew had a brain tumor.   Dr. Armstrong took Andrew into his care and completed the surgery free of charge

It wasn't long until Andrew was home again and doing well. Mom and Dad were so grateful about the chain of events that had led them to this place.

'That surgery,' the little girls' Mom whispered, 'was a real miracle. I wonder how much it would have cost.'

Tess smiled. She knew exactly how much a miracle cost...One dollar and eleven cents...plus the faith of a little child.

Let us pray…. Thank you God for miracles.  Help us to be like the little girl in this TRUE story- willing to do anything for a loved one – and never give up hope! AMEN