I saw it on the evening news. A woman stood in front of the ruins of her little house. Her electric heater, the little one that she was using to keep warm, had caught her curtains on fire, and the little frame house had burned to the ground. To the TV reporter, she said, “Still, I’ve got lots to be thankful for. I praise my Lord!” And I could see the words on the reporter’s astonished face: Praise God for what?

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