8%- religious

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  1. Schultz

    Schultz CluckN'Crow Farm

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    I just wanted to share an email my mom sent me today.

    One day a while back, a man, his heart heavy with grief, was walking in the woods. As he thought about his life this day, he knew many things were not right. He thought about those who had lied about him back when he had a job.

    His thoughts turned to those who had stolen his things and cheated him. He remembered family that had passed on. His mind turned to the illness he had, that no one could cure. His very soul was filled with anger, resentment, and frustration.

    Standing there this day, searching for answers he could not find, knowing all else had failed him, he knelt at the base of an old oak tree to seek the one he knew would always be there. And with tears in his eyes, he prayed:

    'Lord- You have done wonderful things for me in this life. You have told me to do many things for you, and I happily obeyed. Today, you have told me to forgive. I am sad, Lord, because I cannot, I don't know how. It is not fair Lord, I didn't deserve these wrongs that were done against me and I shouldn't have to forgive. As perfect as your way is Lord, this one thing I cannot do, for I don't know how to forgive. My anger is so deep Lord, I fear I may not hear you, but I pray you teach me to do the one thing I cannot do: Teach me to forgive .'

    As he knelt there in the quiet shade of that old oak tree, he felt something fall onto his shoulder. He opened his eyes. Out of the corner of one eye, he saw something red on his shirt.. He could not turn to see what it was because where the oak tree had been was a large square piece of wood in the ground. He raised his head and saw two feet held to the wood with a large spike through them..

    He raised his head more, and tears came to his eyes as he saw Jesus hanging on a cross. He saw spikes in His hands, a gash in His side, a torn and battered body, deep thorns sunk into His head. Finally he saw the suffering and pain on His precious face. As their eyes met, the man's tears turned to sobbing, and Jesus began to speak.

    'Have you ever told a lie?' He asked?

    The man answered - 'Yes, Lord.'

    'Have you ever been given too much change and kept it?'

    The man answered - 'Yes. Lord.' And the man sobbed more and more.

    'Have you ever taken something from work that wasn't yours?' Jesus asked?

    And the man answered, 'Yes, Lord.'

    'Have you ever sworn, using my Father's name in vain?'

    The man, crying now, answered - 'Yes, Lord.'

    As Jesus asked many more times, 'Have you ever'? The man's crying became uncontrollable, for he could only answer - 'Yes, Lord'.

    Then Jesus turned His head from one side to the other, and the man felt something fall on his other shoulder He looked and saw that it was the blood of Jesus. When he looked back up, his eyes met those of Jesus, and there was a look of love the man had never seen or known before.

    Jesus said, 'I didn't deserve this either, but I forgive you.'

    It may be hard to see how you're going to get through something, but when you look back in life, you realize how true this statement is.

    Read the following first line slowly and let it sink in.

    If God brings you to it - He will bring you through it.

    When Jesus died on the cross, he was thinking of you! If you are one of the 8% who will stand up for Him, share this with the Title 8%
     
  2. newnanchic

    newnanchic Chillin' With My Peeps

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    AMEN !!! AMEN !!!!
     
  3. rocktheflock

    rocktheflock Chillin' With My Peeps

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    that's awesome
     
  4. goobhen

    goobhen Chicks Rule

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    You have blessed many by sharing this with us! Thank you, I know I needed it! Theresa
     
  5. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] That was beautiful! I am crying but they are good tears. THANK YOU!
     
  6. RickiHupp

    RickiHupp Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:*Hands Debi a tissue* *then gives her a wedgie* [​IMG]
     
  7. Schultz

    Schultz CluckN'Crow Farm

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    I am glad we are among the 8% and I am sooooo glad to share. My mom sent to me on a very bad day I was having and I feel totally humbled.
     
  8. momma's chickens

    momma's chickens Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 10, 2008
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    That extemely touching, thank you for sharing. My faith has wavered in the last three years since my daughter's diagnosis, but I know the Lord is faithful!
     
  9. Schultz

    Schultz CluckN'Crow Farm

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    I am sorry for your girl, she will be in our prayers! That is a very rare disorder, I hope that a cure will be found for her and for all those afflicted with any disorder!
     
  10. morelcabin

    morelcabin Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ontario Canada
    You have no idea how much I needed that one, thanks so much for posting it...now I only hope I can follow through...

    Mommachickens don't let your faith waiver, for everything there is a reason, even when it is hard to swallow. I am praying for you and your girl
     
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