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God Knows…When I Want to be Happy – Part 2
One morning, after praying for an entire night, Jesus chose twelve men to be His special helpers. Besides the fishermen (Peter, Andrew, James and John), you have already heard of Philip and Nathanael who started to follow Jesus soon after He returned from the wilderness.
 
Another disciple was Levi-Matthew, a rich tax collector. Then there were Thomas and another James. There were two men we don’t know much about: Thaddaeus and Simon the Canaanite, also known as the Zealot. Then there was Judas Iscariot.
 
Every one of Jesus’ twelve disciples had big faults when Jesus called them. Philip was weak in faith. James and John “the sons of thunder” had bad tempers, a wish for revenge. Matthew, the tax-collector, was considered a traitor because he had been collecting for the Romans. Simon was a Zealot and the Zealots were fanatical nationalists who tried to kill every traitor and Roman they could.
 
These twelve never would have gotten along in peace and happiness on their own. It is only in Christ that the problems of living together can be solved. His love leads to love for one another.
 
Imagine that Jesus came to your neighborhood. You and two dozen neighbors form a huge circle around Him, standing 5-10 meters apart. You all decide to come closer to Jesus, so each person takes 10 steps towards Him. Stepping closer to Jesus results in you getting closer to each of your neighbors as well. Another ten steps and you’re even closer to one another.
 
The reality of getting to know Jesus is just like that. The disciples experienced this first-hand. By looking at Christ and learning the lessons He taught, they were able to get along together. They could be peaceful and happy together in spite of their differences.
 
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Your Story Hour encourages young people to develop a strong Christian character through its dramatized radio program (English, Spanish & Russian), free Bible lessons and online magazine for kids. Exciting, inspirational and educational stories bring the Scriptures, history and everyday experiences to life.

About Aunt Carole and Uncle Dan

Hosts Aunt Carole and Uncle Dan bring their warmth and love to children around the world as they narrate exciting, dramatized stories straight from the pages of the Bible, the annals of history and the experiences of life. Your Story Hour has encouraged young people (kids, teens and the young at heart) for nearly six decades, helping them to embrace high moral principles, while at the same time enjoying storytelling at its best. Kids love to "be there" when David slays the giant, "feel the heat" as Daniel's three friends are cast into the fiery furnace, "experience the excitement" as Clara Barton risks her life to save the wounded of the Civil War, "understand the risks" as Paul Revere makes his famous ride, "feel the wonder" as an angel protects two children from a robber or God miraculously spares an honest man's family from starvation. Hundreds of wonderful stories, taken from the international radio broadcast, are available on CD (or cassette). In addition, a special, interfaith Bible course, during which children earn CDs from Your Story Hour's Life of Jesus album (26 stories), is available for kids 9 years old and older. And, starting in 2008, Clubhouse magazine will be available online free of charge!

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