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Joined: 2003/11/20
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He Will Never Leave You!

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 mother in the house looking out of the kitchen window saw the two
as they got closer and closer together. In utter fear, she ran
towards 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 an 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 and, on his arms, 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 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 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, or anything quite so dramatic. 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 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 knowingly or unknowingly wade into dangerous situations.

The swimming hole of life is filled with peril – and we forget
that the enemy is waiting to attack. That's when the tug-of-war
begins - and if you have the scars of His love on your arms, be very
grateful. He did not and will not - let you go.

Submitted by Che


 2003/11/23 12:20Profile

Joined: 2003/7/21
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Mary M.

 2003/11/23 14:36Profile

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