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Letter in the Attic
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One day a little girl was rummaging through a trunk in the attic when, in the very bottom, she found a letter. The family had moved to the community several years earlier, and the mother had written the letter to one of the local churches. But she neglected to mail it, and it ended up in the bottom of the trunk in the attic.

The child read the letter, then all excited, she rushed downstairs to her mother shouting, “Oh, Mamma, I found your religion in your trunk!”

Sometime, somewhere, that mother had had an interest in spiritual things and had inquired about joining this particular church, but she neglected to follow through. Thus, here little girl was surprised to accidentally discover her mother’s religion in a trunk in the attic.

There’s a lesson in this story for each of us. Do we have our religion hidden away in the trunk up among the cobwebs of the attic, or can the world see our religion, not just in our church attendance, but in the way we live each day.

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By C.L. Paddock. Reprinted with persmission from Signs of the TimesOctober 2008. Copyright © 2009 by GraceNotes. All rights reserved. Use of this material is subject to usage guidelines.

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