by Steve Jones

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Magi Questions - Worship God In Truth (1 of 4)
Series: Christmas, Keep Your Eye On The Goal
Steve Jones
Matthew 2

INTRODUCTION: MARGATE, Fla. -On Oct. 30 Brian McGuinn's wife, Anna, who is 5 months pregnant with their first child, handed him her wedding ring to put in her jewelry box while she showered. He grabbed it at the same time he was getting ready to throw out an old razor. Without thinking, he chucked both things in his hand. The couple, married for five years, didn't realize the mistake until the next morning. By then, Waste Management had already collected the garbage from their Margate condo. "The waterworks began," Anna McGuinn said. "My husband looked on in horror." Desperate, Anna McGuinn, 31, called the North Broward division of Waste Management that processes the garbage. Officials there said her husband could come and search. A plant worker figured out where the ring would most likely be based on where that neighborhood's trash was dumped. Then he got McGuinn suited up: protective vest, goggles, and a suit. He even leveled off a 10-foot pile to make it easy to search. And he warned McGuinn: people coming to the county dump looking for items they accidentally tossed usually go home empty-handed.

McGuinn was sifting and trudging through the county landfill for a long time - more than 30 minutes. "Nastiness you wouldn't believe," McGuinn said. "It was absolutely disgusting. It stunk beyond belief. The smell was awful. Everything unsanitary you could think of crossed my path at least a couple times. I took an extraordinarily long shower and toothbrushes were used." But he found it - a tiny glimmer surrounded by black sludge wedged between two brown bags. "It looked like a screw and I reached down and it looped around my index finger," he said. "I was ecstatic. It was like winning the lottery. It was probably one of the best moments ever." He said he let out a whopping yell that made the sanitation crew jump. The moral of the story - keep you ...

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