A Church’s Two-Brick Start
A large church needed a new building. They were all agreed about that, but whenever they began to plan to build, the members got into all sorts of disagreements about how and what to build. The minister was at his wit’s end and appointed a day of prayer, to which very few members came. But one devout woman went and took her little five-year-old girl, as she had no one with whom to leave her. As they prayed, the child began to understand that it was about building a new church. When they went home, she asked many questions about it, and then she was very quiet.
The next morning her mother missed her, and in a frenzy went to find her. It was not hard to follow her little foot tracks to the minister’s house, and there in the front yard was little Mary with her wheelbarrow, a toy one, and in it were two bricks. She was talking to the minister, and the tears were running down his cheeks. She had brought the two bricks to start the new church. He told the story in the morning service on the following Sunday. God touched hearts, and multiplied Mary’s two bricks into a beautiful new church building.
~ Sunday School Times