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Vs. 14 is an invitation to those who have been walking in their sleep, to wake up. Also an invitation for those who are asleep in darkness to wake up and come to the light. Sanford Rothman told police he woke up to a “bang” and realized he has suffered a gunshot wound to his knee. Rothman told investigators he had no clear recollection of the incident. No one else was in the home at the time. Police said Mr. Rothman kept a 9 mm handgun near his bed and took prescription medication for pain. He was treated at a local hospital and released. Police said he likely shot himself while sleepwalking.

Think about this- sleep walking with a loaded gun- how dangerous. Something much more dangerous is to live without the light of Christ in us. Without Christ one day we will wake up in outer darkness where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth

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