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A London-based diamond retailer launched a 1.14-carat diamond into the air attached to a weather balloon. The promotion announced that whoever found the diamond could keep it. Then things went a little haywire. It drifted off course and the tracking GPS system failed. For several months people carefully searched the presumed landing area, all without success.

Imagine the surprise when 4 months later Allan Bell was walking his Springer Spaniel, Rosie, some ten miles from the original search site. Rosie was nosing under a hedgerow when she discovered the package containing the $18,000 diamond.

Bell says he plans to sell the diamond and use the proceeds to take his wife on a cruise for their 25th wedding anniversary. Such a discovery pales in significance to a person consumed by guilt and at war with God when they discover they can have peace with God through the free gift of Jesus Christ. --Illustration by Jim L. Wilson and Rodger Russell

World, January 24, 2015 p. 18

Romans 5:1 (HCSB) “Therefore, since we have been declared righteous by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ.”

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