Strange Magic

Their amazement went beyond all bounds

Mark 7:37
Isaiah 35:4-7; Psalms 146:7-10; James 2:1-5; Mark 7:31-37

Some call it the “magic rock.” Some say it is amazing beyond all imagination. Like a treasure, hidden in a great field — like a pearl of great price, all agree it’s something very special. A few months ago, during an assembly at the Kittredge Elementary school in North Andover, Massachusetts, three students were honored for unearthing this hidden treasure. The trio have become sort of celebrities in their home town. You might even call them rock stars. The former students, who just graduated from high school left a priceless gift behind when they graduated from Kittredge Elementary more than a decade ago. And these days, in the halls of that school, it’s still all anyone can talk about.

It was 10 years ago when the kids unwittingly began working on the gift. They were in second grade. Out on the playground during recess one day one of them saw a little rock — or what looked like a little rock — poking up out…

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