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Almighty God

A friend of my submitted this... I'm not sure it's true, but I'm choosing to believe it.

"On a Saturday night several weeks ago, this pastor was working late, and decided to call his wife before he left for home. It was about 10:00 PM, but his wife didn't answer the phone.

The pastor let the phone ring many times. He thought it was odd that she didn't answer, but decided to wrap up a few things and try again in a few minutes. When he tried again she answered right away. He asked her why she hadn't answered before, and she said that it hadn't rung at their house. They brushed it off as a fluke and went on their merry ways.

The following Monday, the pastor received a call at the church office, which was the phone that he'd used that Saturday night. The man that he spoke with wanted to know why he'd called on Saturday night.

The pastor couldn't figure out what the man was talking about. Then the man said, "It rang and rang, but I didn't answer." The pastor remembered the mishap and apologized for disturbing him, explaining that he'd intended to call his wife.

The man said, "That's, OK. Let me tell you my story.

You see, I was planning to commit suicide on Saturday night, but before I did, I prayed, 'God if you're there, and you don't want me to do this, give me a sign now.' At that point my phone started to ring. I looked at the caller ID, and it said, 'Almighty God'. I was afraid to answer!"

The reason why it showed on the man's caller ID that the call came from "Almighty God" is because the church that the pastor attends is called Almighty God Tabernacle!! "

Thanks, Anne.

Let's hear your comments...

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  1. Anonymous5:38:00 PM

    On God,Prayer,and suicide

    I am a 50 something professional male, married a few times, a couple of children. Have made my share of mistakes and misteps in my life. Overall though more good days than bad. I have grown up Catholic. Whether or not I could be called a "practicing Catholic" at different times in my life could certainly be subject to public debate. I choose to bevieve in a God, although sometimes looking at the world, one could question how it could be so.The simplest reason for this faith is a somewhat selfish reason.This statement was made by another, I just like the sense in it. Being I prefer to believe in God and at death find out I was right, than not to belive and find at death I was wrong. I say prayer or two most every day, if nothing else helps to keep one honest. Most of the time my prayers are not formal "memorized" prayers learned in school or CCD, just quick private thoughts or mental conversations. Whether I believe God hears each one, isn't important to me, I know the important ones are heard, we just have different idea of what is important. Final thought on suicide, at this point in life I can't imagine anything being worth taking my own life, and possibly making my wife's next husband rich.

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