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Topic: Achoo (04/11/13)
By Patsy Hallum
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The preacher fell backwards, knocking Sister Gail off her chair into Brother Hargis, Brother Hargis tumbled into Mr. White and the entire congregation burst out of their seats, trying to get out of the way and to help up the ones that fell.
“Preacher,” I called to him as he got up, wiping spit off his face. “Will I go to Hell for sneezing in your face?”
“No, Sue, sneezing’s not a sin.” His face was one big grin.
Then, very seriously, slow and studiously, he asked; “Do you believe in Jesus?”
“Yes,” I sobbed, wiping tears from my face.
“Confess your sins and be saved.” Preacher entreated as he took my hand and led me to the front.
The congregation had stilled again, not a one had left.
“Ladies and Gentlemen, I believe Sue is the first person ever to get saved because of a sneeze! Praise the Lord!”
Hallelujahs and praises from the congregation rose toward heaven. Preacher turned to the other new convert, motioning him forward.
“Saints, lets us welcome two new souls to Christ’s army.” Preacher sobbed happy tears as he spoke. It was a very good morning.
This happened twenty years ago. I have sneezed my way to a very close walk with the Lord. Each time my allergies make me sneeze I remember what a wonderful Savior I have and thank Him for my life, and for inventing tissues. Amen.
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