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IT TOOK A MIRACLE

John W. Peterson was a remarkable man whose autobiography, The Miracle Goes On, is a delightful read.  He wrote in his story how his grandparents emigrated from Sweden and settled in Kansas.  They always maintained a strong Christian testimony.  Their influence on John and his brothers was meaningful as the boys watched them read their Bible, sing a song and prayer more than one time each day.

 

One by one, John’s brothers, having gone through some wild years, were converted.  Through this brotherly influence, John also gave his life to Jesus Christ.  Soon John and his brothers were singing at churches and on local radio stations.  By the time he graduated from high school, John was composing Gospel music. 

 

When World War II erupted, John found himself in the U.S. Air Corps.  He earned his wings and flew endless supply routes in B-47s through all kinds of weather, in many dangerous situations and with several close calls.  After the war, Peterson enrolled in Moody Bible Institute.  One day while in class, he lost contact with the lecturer leading the class as he thought about the remarkable changes God had caused in his brothers and in his own life.  After class he found a vacant studio and there wrote his testimony in song.  IT TOOK A MIRACLE, was John Peterson’s signature song.  It was his story…a miracle of love and grace!!

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