"So," they say, "nobody's perfect!"
But the Vinedresser won't buy that.
Given the opportunity, He will trim the unproductive suckers and shape the branches so each one will bask in Sonlight.

Saturday, June 15, 2013


image Simultaneously showing humanity's beauty and its ugliness, Powder is one of the most powerful movies I've seen. As Jeremy—played by Sean Patrick Flanery—shared others' thoughts, I realized my own longing to share thoughts without fear, or the impediment of words, to know their loves and their fears, not as God knows them, but just enough to deeply empathize with and affirm them. I long to look past the image they feel comfortable with, to see them as they see themselves, but through the eyes of God's love, and to convey His love in a way they can understand.

Yes, that's an unrealistic wish for a guy who has always suffered soul-deafness, dumbness, and blindness, and after sixty-seven years I'll probably not change. Nevertheless, I thank my Father for breaking through my denseness to reveal both His incredible love for me, and my own unworthiness. Through Jesus' blood I am worthy of everything He has for me, blessings beyond my wildest imaginings, and an eternity to thank and praise Him for it.


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