God gave us His son Jesus Christ to die for our sins so that we shall be saved from eternal separation from Him. We have a chance at redemtion because: HE WOULDN’T LET GO!
I share with you the article below; On a hot summer’s day in south Florida, a little boy decided to go for a swim in the old swimming hole behind his house. He dived into the water not realizing that as he swam toward the middle of the lake, an alligator was swimming toward the shore. His father ran toward the water, yelling to his son as loudly as he could. Hearing his voice,the little boy became alarmed and made a U-turn to swim to his father. It was too late.
Just as he reached his father, the alligator reached him. From where he stood, the father reached out and grabbed his little boy by the arms just as the alligator snatched his legs.
Then began an incredible tug-of-war between the two, the alligator was much stronger than the father of course, but the father was much too passionate to let go.
A farmer who happened to drive by heard his screams, raced from his truck to the scene, took aim and shot the alligator.
Remarkably, after weeks and weeks in the hospital, the little boy survived. His legs were extremely scarred by the vicious attack of the animal.
And, on his arms, were deep scratches where his father's fingernails dug into his flesh in his effort to hang on to the son he loved.
The newspaper reporter, who interviewed the boy after the trauma, asked if he would show him his scars. The boy lifted his pant legs. And then, with obvious pride, he said to the reporter, “But look at my arms. I have great scars on my arms, too. I have them because “My Dad " wouldn't let go.” You and I can identify with that little boy. We have scars, too. NO,not from an alligator but the scars of a painful past. Some of those scars are unsightly and have caused us deep regret But, some wounds, my friend, are because God has refused to let go In the midst of your struggle,
He’s been there holding on to you. You are a child of God. He wants to protect you and provide for you in every way. But sometimes we foolishly wade into dangerous situations, not knowing what lies ahead.
The swimming hole of life is filled with peril and we forget that the enemy is waiting to attack. That's when the tug-of-war begins and if you have the scars of His love on your arms be very grateful. He does not and will not ever let you go. Please pass this on to those you love.
God has blessed you, so that you can be a blessing to others. You just never know where a person is in his/her life and what they are going through. Never judge another person’s scar, because you don't know how they got them.
Also, it is important that we not be selfish to receive the blessings of the life changing message of the GOSPEL of our LORD JESUS CHRIST without passing it on.
Right now, someone needs to know that God loves them, and YOU love them too enough to not let them go in that situation that is threatening to overwhelm and send them to hellfire. “we are God's best creation"
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