It was a doubles exhibition tennis match of world champions, but that didn’t stop Rafael Nadal from putting the brakes on when he saw a distressed mother in the crowd.
Nadal was about to serve in to Carlos Moya and John McEnroe during their game in Manacor, Mallorca when he saw a crying woman gesturing to a steward up in the stands.
When heads started to turn, the arena realized that she was a mother looking for her lost child who had wandered away during the match.
The audience searched the seats until they found little Clara crying a ways away from her mother.
When the woman scooped up her weeping daughter, the crowd rose to tumultuous applause and play resumed.
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The clay-court legend was playing an exhibition match against the American on his home island of Majorca when he showed his softer side Rafael Nadal dramatically …
Jesus told a parable in Luke 15:1-7 to judgmental scribes and Pharisees about a man who has one hundred sheep, yet is willing to leave ninety-nine of them to pursue the one that leaves the fold. Just as Rafael Nadal stopped play and the whole crowd turned it’s interest away from the match to help find a missing girl, God and all of heaven has is more concerned with the salvation of sinners. The Lord and His angels find more joy in one of His creation coming to repentance and saving faith in Him than in anyone who already knows Him.
Are there any lost sheep around you today that the Lord might want to use you to help bring back into the fold, just as He once did with you?
Police say they responded to an overnight shooting in Allentown on Saturday, October 1st. They say a 17-year old was shot in the lower leg at an underage drinking party at a vacant residence. He was transported to a local hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
Police say the victim told them a fight broke out at the party, and he was shot, but doesn’t know who shot him.
According to police, when officers arrived at the scene, teenagers were running everywhere. Officers tried to stop and question them, but they all said they knew nothing.
Anyone with information should contact the Allentown Police Department at 610-437-7721.