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Topic: LUST (all-consuming desire; excessive craving) (01/08/15)
- TITLE: Left of Me
By Kristine Baker
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Picture what I saw: the left side of my head was bald; I am missing my right eye, left ear, both hands, and my left foot. I thought, “What a horrible Photoshop joke played by the photographer.” So I contacted the photographer and she assured me she did not Photoshop any of my pictures.
What is going on here? I set out to research this situation and found the answer in the Bible. Mark 9:47 (NIV) enlightened me,
"And if your eye causes you to sin, pluck it out. It is better for you to enter the kingdom of God with one eye than to have two eyes and be thrown into hell."
I was born with very straight hair and I lusted after the beauty of wavier hair. While surfing the internet, I am ashamed to admit that I lusted after handsome looking men. I was minus an ear because I lusted after more and more gossip. I lusted after wealth and hid my hands in my pockets instead of giving money, clothing, or food to the poor. I lusted after my own life path; therefore, I am missing my left foot.
When I realized I had been lusting after things of this world I fell to my knees and confessed my sins to God, and this is what is left of me.
The photographer’s pictures were not enhanced through Photoshop. According to the world’s standards, I am distorted. But God sees me as worthy to enter the kingdom.
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