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Monday, June 02, 2008

The older I get...

This morning I bawled my eyes out. Big crocodile tears... snotty nose... the whole 9 yards (or 8.3 meters for my international friends).

Why? Because the older I get, the more I realize my need for forgiveness. The more life I live, the more opportunity I get to screw things up.

I just finished watching the video below. At one point I had to pause it because I was overcome by the weight of my sin and the release of forgiveness through Jesus.

I don't know what your cardboard would read. In truth, I don't think there is a chuck of cardboard big enough to detail my sin: lust, anger, pride, deceit... but on the back there would be one word: Loved and forgiven. OK... that's two words. Actually, it's three, but you get the idea.

I don't know what your words are, but know that you don't need to be a slave to the words on the front of the cardboard... you can live in the reality of the words on the back. In fact, if you are going to be around this coming Sunday (June 8), my buddy Mike Chastain is going to be speaking at NewCov on just that. He'll also have a guest with him, Ben Drati, principal of Clovis West High School who will be telling his story of how he left his past in the past. It should be amazing.


Until then, enjoy the video...




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7 Comments:

Anonymous Chris said...

WOW!!

I had to tune out the clapping for each one but there are some amazing stories to be told there. Wow.

June 02, 2008 11:46 AM

 
Anonymous INDY said...

Possibly your best post. I'm still crying. INDY

June 02, 2008 12:08 PM

 
Anonymous dan (djByron) said...

That was amazing... amazing!

June 02, 2008 1:16 PM

 
Blogger Flying with Enoch (Jesse) said...

No HT for emailing that to you huh? I'm also still not linked. No love from the Patamo.

June 02, 2008 2:02 PM

 
Blogger Liege said...

Wow, that was so amazing. I was balling like a baby. Well, still am! Thank you for this post and for remind us that we are all sinners in need of God's grace and forgiveness.

June 03, 2008 12:47 PM

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm still crying after your latest post. My cardboard testimony couldn't even fit on one side.

You truly are one of the best, and I'm glad I can still call you friend.

Kevin Altman

June 03, 2008 3:08 PM

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Cool to see how He is impacting so many all over the US with His love, grace, compassion and forgiveness. This video comes from an actual service at my church...the message fell during a message series entitled "Next" by our pastor, Tommy Politz. The Lord works marvelous through Tommy. The message was clear with his cardboard testimonies service...we are all loved and accepted through the grace of Jesus. PTL!!!
IF you want to know more about our church and body of believers, go to www.hillsidewired.com.
Blessings,
Shannon

June 09, 2008 9:42 PM

 

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