The Scars of Life  

Simpleman324u 44M
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3/27/2006 6:50 am

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The Scars of Life

Some years ago, on a hot summer day in south Florida, a little boy decided
to go for a swim in the old swimming hole behind his house. In a hurry to
dive into the cool water, he ran out the back door, leaving behind shoes,!
socks, and shirt as he went.

He flew into the water, not realizing that as he swam toward the middle of
the lake, an alligator was swimming toward the shore.

His father working in the yard saw the two as they got closer and closer
together. In utter fear, he 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 the dock, the father grabbed his little boy by
the arms just as the alligator snatched his legs. That began an incredible
tug-of-war between the two. The alligator was much stronger than the
father, but the father was much too passionate to let go.
A farmer happened to drive by, heard his screams, raced from his truck,
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.
On his arms, were deep scratches where his father's fingernails dug into
his flesh in his effort to hang on to the child he loved.

A 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
scar! s on my arms, too. I have them because my Father wouldn't let go!"

You and I can identify with that little boy. We have scars, too. Scars of a
painful past. Some of those scars are unsightly and have caused us deep
But, some wounds, are because God has refused to let go. In the midst of
your struggle, He's been there holding on to you.

The Scripture teaches that God loves you. You are a child of God. He wants
to protect you and provide for you in every way but sometimes we 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
That's when the tug-of-war begins - and if you have the scars of His love
on your arms, be very grateful. For as long as you look to Him, He will not
ever let you go.

You never know where a person is in his/her life and what they are going

Never judge another persons scars, because you don't know how they got
Right now, someone may need to know that God loves them, and you love them,
too- enough to not let them go

rm_New2FLCouple 41M/42F

3/28/2006 4:06 pm

This is an inspirational post. It should appeal to anyone.. no matter what their religious (or non-religous) stance may be.

Thanks for sharing this

sexxxylatina69 42F

4/1/2006 11:09 am

Thank you for posting this. It's refreshing to read a message that lifts your heart.

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