Hope To The End ....POEMS

Scars Of Love
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 is 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 was looking out the window 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 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.
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. If you have Christ in your life,
you have become a child of God. He wants to protect you and provide for you
in every way. But sometimes we foolishly 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, very grateful. He did not and will
not let you go.

"Good judgement comes from experience. Experience comes from bad judgement."

sent by Al Zimmermann


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