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Several years ago my family of four lived on a farm with another family of four. We shared many sermon-illustration-type experiences and there’s nothing like farm life, they say, to illustrate the relationships between God and his creation. There is one experience that sticks in my mind which, to me portrays in a beautiful way, what childlike faith is all about. One afternoon in early autumn, Ric (the husband/father in the other family) and I were setting out on our tractor to pick up a wagon which we had a few days earlier lent to a neighbor. Just as Ric was climbing into the seat, his daughter came charging out the door pleading her father to take her along. On her heels was my son who, upon hearing Ric say, “Well, okay,” was amazingly unable to hear me say there was no place for him to safely ride. After an endless stream of tears and a countless number of…

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