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Hearts Like Flint – Zechariah 7:1 – 7:14

New Lawyer Tries to Impress His First Client

A brand new lawyer in his brand new office on his first day in practice sees a prospective client walk in the door. He decides he should look busy, so he picks up the phone and starts talking: “Look, Harry, about that amalgamation deal. I think I better run down to the factory and handle it personally. Yes. No. I don’t think 3 million will swing it. We better have Rogers from Seattle meet us there. OK. Call you back later.” He looks up at the visitor and says, “Good morning, how may I help you?” And the prospective client says, “You can’t help me at all. I’m just here to hook up your phone.” (James S. Hewett, Illustrations Unlimited Wheaton: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc, 1988,  p. 436).