No Substitute!

Then He told them a parable about the need to pray continually and never lose heart

Luke 18:1
Exodus 17:8-13; Psalms 121:1-8; II Timothy 3:14-4:2; Luke 18:1-8

A big electronics store advertised a one-hour, 50% off everything sale. A week before the pre-season Christmas rush, the sale was scheduled to commence at 6 am. On the morning of the sale, over two-hundred people were lined up waiting to get in, hours before opening time. The excited crowd watched in disbelief as a determined man calmly walked past the entire line and began to squeeze himself up to the front. Immediately, the man was gently but firmly passed back to the end of the line. Undaunted, he tried again, but this time he was pushed and shoved and bounced to the back. When he tried a third time, the people couldn’t believe the man’s persistence, and roughed him up as he was kicked to the back of the pack. As he stood in last place, shaken but determined, the man muttered under his breath, “Alright. I’ll try once more, but if they do that to me again I’m not going to open the…

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