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Topic: Embarrassed (07/19/07)
TITLE: Time to Burn
By Kathy Bruins
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I knew it was wrong. I wanted to say I couldn’t help it, but somehow that didn’t ring true. I wanted him, and was ready to do anything to feel his embrace. Mark and I allowed lust to takeover, rather than Jesus. I couldn’t look any longer at the images of degradation.
The cover-up seemed so well planned…so precise…no one would know. Our families would never know the deception, and therefore, never be hurt. It was just “our thing.” What a lie I believed. I sank to my knees seeing that the One Who loved me most looked devastated. I hid my face knowing the hell that I deserved.
He showed me the wounds in His hands. I heaved the sounds of sadness curled on the floor, the retch that I am. He suffered because of me. It’s time for me to burn for this…it’s what I deserve.
“Daughter,” he said.
I looked up and saw only love as He stretched out His arms to me, beckoning me to come.
“No,” waving Him away, “I don’t deserve you.”
“I paid for it all, my child. My love for you covered your sins…all of them. You have been freed from the darkness.” His hand rose to clear the loathsome images. “They will never be seen again. You are forgiven. The sin is cast out, but not you. Come.” His hands were lifting me up into His arms…for all to see. His embrace will never let go of my heart. I am His!
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