A New Perspective I have a friend who during the Depression lost his job, a fortune,

a wife, and a home. But he tenaciously held to his faith — the

only thing he had left. One day he stopped to watch some men

doing stonework on a huge church. One of them was chiseling a

triangular piece of stone. “What are you going to do with that?”

asked my friend.

The workman said “See that little opening away up there

near the spire? Well, I’m shaping this down here, so it will fit in

up there.”  Tears filled the eyes of my friend as he walked away,

for it seemed that God had spoken through the workman to

explain the ordeal through which he was passing, “I’m shaping

you down here, so you’ll fit in up there.”

— Billy Graham

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Complied by Alice Gray