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Saturday, October 2, 2010

Elevated in Chicago.

Back in the early 1980’s I attended Moody Bible Institute and remember riding on the subway, also known as the “Elevated” because as it exited the city limits it would come from below ground and travel on an elevated track. While attending Moody I read a story about about the "elevated" in Chicago—

A young man was riding that train day after day as a commuter. And as the train slowed up for the station where he got off, he could look through an open curtain into a room of a building and see a woman lying in a bed. She was there day after day, for a long time, obviously quite ill. He began to get interested in her since he saw her every day. Finally he determined to find out her name. He discovered her address, and he wrote her a card, assuring her that he was praying for her recovery. He signed it: "The young man on the elevated."

A few weeks later, he pulled into the station, and he looked through that window and the bed was empty. Instead there was a great huge sign: GOD BLESS YOU, MY FRIEND ON THE ELEVATED!

Let us be the encouragement today to the one that needs it.

Cause me to hear Your lovingkindness in the morning, For in You do I trust; Cause me to know the way in which I should walk, For I lift up my soul to You.

- Psalm 143:8 (New King James Version)

Dear Lord we pray that we will look for the person that needs encouragement today. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

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