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Treat this one gently -- it doesn't realize its glurge:

A Little Boy & His Fishing Pole

This story is about someone in Indiana
and I couldn't resist passing it on....
gives one pause for thought....

Howard County Sheriff Jerry Marr got a disturbing call
one Saturday afternoon a few months ago.

His 6-year-old grandson Mikey had been hit by a car
while fishing with his dad. The father and son were
near a bridge by the Kokomo Reservoir when a woman
lost control of her car, slid off the bridge and hit
Mikey at a rate of about 50 mph.

Sheriff Marr had seen the results of accidents like
this and feared the worst. When he got to Saint Joseph
Hospital, he rushed through the emergency room to find
Mikey conscious and in fairly good spirits.

"Mikey, what happened?" Sheriff Marr asked.

Mikey replied, "Well, Papaw, I was fishin' with Dad,
and some lady runned me over, I flew into a mud
puddle, and broke my fishin' pole and I didn't get to
catch no fish!"

As it turned out, the impact propelled Mikey about 500
feet, over a few trees and an embankment and in the
middle of a mud puddle. His only injuries were to his
right femur bone which had broken in two places. Mikey
had surgery to place pins in his leg. Otherwise the
boy is fine.

Since all the boy could talk about was that his
fishing pole was broken, the Sheriff went out to
Wal-mart and bought him a new one while he was in
surgery so he could have it
when he came out.

The next day the Sheriff sat with Mikey to keep him
company in the hospital. Mikey was enjoying his new
fishing pole and talked about when he could go fishing
again as he cast into the trash can.

When they were alone, Mikey matter-of-factly said,
"Papaw, did you know Jesus is real?"

"Well," the Sheriff replied, a little startled. "Yes,
Jesus is real to all who believe in him and love him
in their hearts."

"No," said Mikey. "I mean Jesus is REALLY real."

"What do you mean?" asked the Sheriff.

"I know he's real 'cause I saw him, "said Mikey, still
casting into the trash can.

"You did?" said the Sheriff.

"Yep," said Mikey. "When that lady runned me over and
broke my fishing pole, Jesus caught me in his arms and
laid me down in the mud puddle."


And so.........

I asked the Lord to bless you

As I prayed for you today

To guide you and protect you

As you go along your way

His love is always with you

His promises are true

And when we give Him all our cares

You know He will see us through

So when the road you're traveling on seems difficult
at best

Just remember I'm here praying


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