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Quote vutjebal Replybullet Topic: **Scars of Love**
    Posted: 31 Jan 2010 at 10:39am

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 that was behind his
house. In a hurry to dive into the cool water, he ran out through 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.

In the house, his mother was looking out through the window. She saw the
two as they got closer and closer together. In utter fear, she ran
toward the water, yelling to her son as loudly as she could.

Hearing her voice, the little boy became alarmed, and made a U-turn to
swim to his mother. It was too late. Just as he reached her, the
alligator reached him. >From the dock, the mother grabbed her little boy
by the arms, just as the alligator snatched his legs. That began a very
incredible tug-of-war between the two.

The alligator was much stronger than the mother, but the mother was much
too passionate to let go.

A farmer happened to drive by, heard her 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, there were deep
scratches where his mother's fingernails dug into his flesh; in her
effort to hang on to the son she loved.

The newspaper reporter, who interviewed the boy after the trauma, asked
the boy if he would show him his scars.

The boy lifted his pant legs. 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 Mom 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 right 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 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 is when the
tug-of-war begins.

If you have the scars of His love on your arms, be very, very grateful.
He 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 other persons scars, because you don't know how they got

Also, it is so important that we are not too selfish to receive the
blessings of these messages without forwarding them to someone else.

Right now, someone needs to know that God loves them, and you love them
too enough to not let them go!!!

Thanks to RoggerkaSmile

Edited by vutjebal - 31 Jan 2010 at 10:40am
It is better to take refuge in the LORD than to trust in man.
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Quote Rogerka Replybullet Posted: 01 Feb 2010 at 6:31am
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Quote sandra Replybullet Posted: 02 Feb 2010 at 3:17am
So true, vutje.
I asked for all things so that I might enjoy life; I was given life so that I might enjoy all things
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