Joined to Christ’s Church

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A little girl nine years old greatly desired to unite with the church but was told, much to her distress, that she was too young. Soon afterward she was taken seriously ill and seemed to realize that she probably would not get well. Her pastor came to see her, and she, looking up with tear-filled eyes, said to him, “Jesus will understand, won’t he?” “What do you mean, dear?” he asked. “Why, he’ll know that I wanted to join the church and you wouldn’t let me, won’t he?” The pastor, overcome by the child’s words, hurriedly called his elders together in united prayer that the little girl’s life might be spared. Their prayer was granted, and as soon as she was able she was taken into the church and proved her sincerity by her faithful Christian life.

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