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TITLE: Hammer and Nails
By
11/02/07
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HAMMER OR NAILS

THE OTHER DAY I WAS WALKING DOWN THE SIDEWALK IN TOWN. I SAW THIS YOUNG LADY. SHE WORE A RED SHIRT AND A NICE BLACK PAIR OF PANTS. AS I PASSED HER ON THE SIDE WALK SHE BREIFLY SMILED. I NOTICED THAT SHE WAS HOLDING THE HAND OF A LITTLE GIRL. AFTER I PASSED, I HEARD THE LITTLE GIRL ASK A QUESTION. THESE YOUNG WOMEN STARTED TO ANSWER AND I COULDNíT BELIEVE HOW SHE WAS SPEAKING. ďDONíT YOU KNOW THAT YOU CANíT DO THAT, STUPID?Ē YOU ARENíT GOOD AT ANYTHING. WHY ARE YOU CRYING? WHAT A CRY BABY. I COULDNíT BELIVE WHAT THAT WOMAN WAS SAYING TO THE LITTLE GIRL. THE LITTLE GIRL JUST STOOD THERE. HER BROWN HAIR WAS WHIPING IN THE WIND AND STICKING TO HER CHEEK AND YET I COULD STILL SEE HER LIP QUIVERING AND THE CLENCHED JAW. SHE STILL HELD ONTO THIS LADYíS HAND YET THE OTHER SMALL HAND WAS BALLED UP INTO A FIST. EVEN WITH ALL THIS EFFORT HER TEARS ESCAPED DOWN HER CHEEK. I REALLY THOUGHT ABOUT TELLING THESE WOMEN WHAT I THOUGHT ABOUT HER AND HOW SHE TREATED THIS LITTLE GIRL.

TODAY I HAVE IN MY LEFT HAND A HAMMER. IF YOU THINK THAT THIS WOMEN WAS WRONG TO SPEAK THIS WAY RAISE YOUR LEFT HAND WITH ME AS I RAISE THIS HAMMER. THIS HAMMER IS RAISED TO PROVE THAT SOMETHING IS OF GREAT WORTH. WE KNOW THAT THIS LITTE GIRL IS OF GREAT WORTH. I NEED TO CONFESS SOMETHING. THAT MEAN LADY IS ME AND SHE IS YOU AND YOU TOO. HAVE YOU HAD ANYONE IN YOUR LIFE TELL YOU THAT YOU ARE DUMB, STUPID A CRY BABY OR ANY MEAN PUT DOWN?
IN MY RIGHT HAND IS SOME NAILS. IF YOU HAVE EVER HAD ANYONE SPEAK MEAN TO YOU RAISE YOUR RIGHT HAND WITH ME AS I RAISE THE NAIL. THE NAILS REPRESENT ALL THOSE OF US WHO HAVE EVER FELT PUT DOWN OR ABUSED.
DID YOU KNOW THAT THE LITTLE GIRL IS ALSO ME.? YOU SEE THAT I DONíT NEED ANYONE ELSE TO PUT ME DOWN I DO IT TO MY SELF ALL THE TIME. I HOLD THE HAND OF THE LITTLE GIRL INSIDE OF ME AND I SPEAK TO HER JUST LIKE THAT MEAN LADY.
BUT I IMAGINE THAT LONG AGO HE STOOD THERE WITH A HAMMER IN ONE HAND AND NAILS IN THE OTHER. HE HAD TO DECIDE WOULD HE BE A CARPENTER. AND HE WAS GOOD. HE WAS THE BEST THAT ANYONE HAD EVER SEEN. HE COULD PROVE TO THE WORLD AND TO EVERYONE THAT HE WAS GREAT. OR HE COULD CHOOSE THE PATH THAT HIS HEAVENLY FATHER GAVE TO HIM. THE NAILS.
HE CHOOSE THE NAILS.
DO YOU EVER FEEL LIKE TRYING TO PROVE TO EVERYONE AND TO YOUR SELF THAT YOU ARE SOMEONE OF GREAT WORTH? RAISE YOUR HAMMER.
WELL, THE NEXT TIME YOU FEEL LIKE PUTTING DOWN THE LITTLE CHILD INSIDE OF YOU. I WANT YOU TO KNEEL DOWN AND TELL THE LITTLE CHILD THIS.

CAN YOU HEAR THAT? (POUND THE HAMMER)
ITíS THE SOUND OF YOUR WORTH. (POUND THE HAMMER)
THE SOUND OF YOUR WORTH ECHOING THOUGHOUT THE AGES. (POUND THE HAMMER)
HE CHOOSE THE NAILS, HE GAVE HIS LIFE. HE SET YOUR WORTH LONG AGO. IT WAS WORTH MORE THEN A LIFE IT WAS WORTH THE LIFE OF THE SON OF GOD!!!

MATTHEW 20:28 JUST AS THE SON OF MAN DID NOT COME TO BE SERVED BUT TO SERVE AND TO GIVE HIS LIFE AS A RANSOM FOR MANY.

JOHN 15: 13 GREATER LOVE HAS NO ONE THEN THIS THAT HE LAY DOWN HIS LIFE FOR HIS FRIEND.
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