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Vicki Summer 2014 053

“But as many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of God, to those who believe in His name” (John 1:12 NKJV).

As far back as I can remember I knew Jesus existed. My family lived in a small town in Nebraska. We lived in a basement apartment with few extravagances. In fact, I remember my mother sewing cotton skirts for me to wear to school. On days when my sisters and I walked home in blizzards wearing our cotton skirts, we were frozen! My sisters and I shared the same bed until I was twelve years old. On cold nights we kept each other warm.

Poverty can have a debilitating effect on a child. Once in awhile my mother would send me to the store because she was fixing our favorite meal – goulash! We always looked forward to that day. As I said, she would send me to the store—for a quarter pound of hamburger. How my mother fed a family of five on a quarter pound of hamburger is a mystery to me. Nowadays one can hardly order a hamburger with less than a quarter pound of ground beef in it.

As children we used to say, we’re poor in money, but we’re rich in love. And to this day my siblings and I remain very close. Years later I realized how poor we were. We never got new clothes. We rode bicycles built from junkyard scraps. We made our own toys out of rocks and our imaginations. When things came up at school and our father couldn’t buy them for us, we did feel poor, comparing ourselves to the other kids.

Then one day I realized just how rich I am. I received Him at a young age. And He gave me the RIGHT to become HIS CHILD! I am a child of God, the King, Creator of the universe! He’s my Dad and He owns everything. So there. The miracle is that you are His child.

— from The Miracle is You. For more information click here.

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