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Illustration: Miracles, Truth

Uncle Bill was visiting for Sunday lunch, and he decided to give little Susan a hard time. At the table at dinner, he said to her, "So what did you study in Sunday School today?"

"We talked about Jonah being swallowed by a big fish," she answered.

"Do you think that story about Jonah is true?"

Susan responded, "Of course it's true!"

Uncle Bill pushed a little more: "You really believe a man can be swallowed up by a big fish, stay inside him all that time, and come out of there still alive? You really believe all that can be true?"

She declared, "Absolutely. This story is in the Bible and we studied about it in Sunday School today!"

Then Uncle Bill asked, "Well, Susan, can you prove to me that this story is the true?"

She thought for a moment and then said, "When I get to Heaven, I'll ask Jonah."

Uncle Bill smiled and said, "Well, what if Jonah's not in Heaven?"

She looked at him with a smile and said, "If he's not in heaven, then you can ask him!"