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Brown Teddy Bear

Buckingham PalaceOur Heavenly Father completed the work of redemption by sending the Holy Spirit. In Acts 2.38b we read, "Repent and be baptized, every one of you, in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins. And you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit." This was also true of Jesus for Acts 2.33 we are told, "Exalted to the right hand of God, he (Jesus) has received from the Father the promised Holy Spirit and has poured out what you now see and hear."

Buckingham Palace

Teddy BearPatrick Hart wrote of an experience he had as a child related to King George the Fifth, (1865-1936) the King of England. "When I was five years old, in the 1930s, my father, mother and I would go for a walk on Sunday afternoon past Buckingham Palace Gates. As we passed one day, I heard my parents say that King George was ill. Some people came out of the palace gates, and I gave them my teddy bear which had seen better days. One eye and a leg were missing and sawdust was leaking out of him, but to me he was the cure for all troubles. I told the people that this was a gift for King George and to tell him that if he put it in his bed he would soon be alright."

Services Rendered

"Some weeks later, I received my teddy bear back by post. With it was another parcel containing a toy submarine, a drum and drum sticks. Attached to the drum was a card reading: 'For services rendered to His Majesty King George V.'" When you give God what you have, he gives you back the greater gift, his Holy Spirit, for services rendered to the King of all Kings.

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