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Saturday, April 03, 2010

Remember, God's message CAN make the difference in the life of someone close to you.
Please share this wonderful message....

Every Sunday afternoon, after the morning service at the church, the Pastor and his eleven year old son would go out into their town and hand out Gospel Tracts.

This particular Sunday afternoon, as it came time for the Pastor and his son to go to the streets with their tracts, it was very cold outside, as well as
pouring rain.

The boy bundled up in his warmest and driest clothes and said, 'OK, dad, I'm ready.'

His Pastor dad asked, 'Ready for what?'

'Dad, it's time we gather our tracts together and go out.'

Dad responds, 'Son, it's very cold outside and it's pouring rain.'

The boy gives his dad a surprised look, asking, 'But Dad, aren't people still going to Hell, even though it's raining?'

Dad answers, 'Son, I am not going out in this
weather.'

Despondently, the boy asks, 'Dad, can I go? Please?'

His father hesitated for a moment then said, 'Son, you can go. Here are the tracts, be careful son..'

'Thanks Dad!'

And with that, he was off and out into the rain. This eleven year old boy walked the streets of the town going door to door and handing everybody he met in the street a Gospel Tract .

After two hours of walking in the rain, he was
soaking, bone-chilled wet and down to his VERY LAST TRACT. He stopped on a corner and looked for someone to hand a tract to, but the streets were totally deserted.

Then he turned toward the first home he saw and started up the sidewalk to the front door and rang the door bell. He rang the bell, but nobody answered.

He rang it again and again, but still no one answered. He waited but still no answer.

Finally, this eleven year old trooper turned to leave, but something stopped him.

Again, he turned to the door and rang the bell and knocked loudly on the door with his fist. He waited, something holding him there on the front porch!

He rang again and this time the door slowly opened.

Standing in the doorway was a very sad-looking elderly lady. She softly asked, 'What can I do for you, son?' With radiant eyes and a smile that lit
up her world, this little boy said, 'Ma'am, I'm sorry if I disturbed you, but I just want to tell you that * JESUS REALLY DOES LOVE YOU * and I came to give you my very last Gospel Tract which will tell you all about JESUS and His great LOVE.'

With that, he handed her his last tract and turned to leave.

She called to him as he departed. 'Thank you, son! And God Bless You!'

Well, the following Sunday morning in church Pastor Dad was in the pulpit.
As the service began, he asked, 'Does anybody have testimony or want to say anything?'

Slowly, in the back row of the church, an elderly lady stood to her feet.

As she began to speak, a look of glorious radiance came from her face, 'No one in this church knows me. I've never been here before. You see, before last Sunday I was not a Christian. My husband passed on some time ago,leaving me totally alone in this world. Last Sunday, being a particularly cold and rainy day, it was even more so in my heart that I came to the end of the line where I no longer had any hope or will to live.

So I took a rope and a chair and ascended the
stairway into the attic of my home. I fastened the rope securely to a rafter in the roof, then stood on the chair and fastened the other end of the rope around my neck. Standing on that chair, so lonely and broken-hearted I was about to leap off, when suddenly the loud ringing of my doorbell downstairs startled me. I thought, 'I'll wait a minute, and whoever it is will go away.'

I waited and waited, but the ringing doorbell
seemed to get louder and more
insistent, and then the person ringing also
started knocking loudly...

I thought to myself again, 'Who on earth could this be? Nobody ever rings my bell or comes to see me.' I loosened the rope from my neck and started for the front door, all the while the bell rang louder and louder.

When I opened the door and looked I could hardly believe my eyes, for there on my front porch was the most radiant and angelic little boy I had ever seen in my life. His SMILE, oh, I could never describe it to you!

The words that came from his mouth caused my heart that had long been dead, TO LEAP TO LIFE as he exclaimed with a cherub-like voice, 'Ma'am, I just came to tell you that JESUS REALLY DOES LOVE YOU .' Then he gave me this Gospel Tract that I now hold in my hand.

As the little angel disappeared back out into the cold and rain, I closed my door and read slowly every word of this Gospel tract. Then I went up to my attic to get my rope and chair. I wouldn't be needing them any more.

You see-- -I am now a Happy Child of the KING.

Since the address of your church was on the back of this Gospel Tract, I have come here to personally say THANK YOU to God's little angel who came just in the nick of time and by so doing, spared my soul from an eternity in hell...'

There was not a dry eye in the church. And as shouts of praise and honor to THE KING resounded off the very rafters of the building, Pastor Dad descended from the pulpit to the front pew where the little angel was seated....

He took his son in his arms and sobbed uncontrollably.

Probably no church has had a more glorious moment, and probably this universe has never seen a Papa that was more filled with love & honor for his son... Except for One. ***

Blessed are your eyes for reading this message. ***

Don't let this message die, read it again and pass it to others. Heaven is for His people!

Remember, God's message CAN make the difference in the life of someone close to you.

Please share this wonderful message.... ***

If you love JESUS, please spread His word, and share His goodness and faithfulness. ***

Matthew 10:32 says: 'Whoever acknowledges Me before men, I will acknowledge him before My Father in heaven. But whoever disowns Me before men, I will disown him before My Father in heaven.'***

  
  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

SWEETTOOTH10 4/16/2010 9:34AM

    Wonderful heartwarming story, Thanks for Continuing to share Gods' word!Continued Success to you!Keep on swimming, and doing whatever helps you to reach your goals. With God on your side, you can do ANYTHING , RIGHT? emoticon

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JOCHEBED1 4/6/2010 1:29AM

    very moving story...thank you for sharing! God does care for each of those whom he has called to be His own :D

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5 Goals that I plan on making as I get more healthy with SparkPeople

Thursday, January 21, 2010

1. I plan to get myself up to eating 5 fruits and 5 veggies daily by working up to it slowly over time to give my body time to adjust.

2. I plan to strengthen my body with cardio and strength training on a regular basis while trying to keep my bad knee healthy and able to maintain pressures of regular exercise.

3. I would like to increase my intake of drinking water to 128 oz per day to keep my skin, muscles and hair to be healthy and not growing as old as my age. ; )

4. I have a bad knee so I am not sure if this will ever happen, but the more I read about more and more people running and enjoying it, it makes me think back to my Navy days when I ran 5 miles a day. I ran 2 1/2 in the morning after dropping the kids at daycare and I ran the same on my lunch time. It gave me more of a confidence and I felt stronger and more able to accomplish things in life.

5. If I come in first place out of everyone in any challenge that I am in now or in the future, then I am buying myself a Trikke. I figure that if I can push myself that hard and do that well, then I think that I deserve something fun to exercise on. WooHoo!!!

I know that more things will come in time. This lifestyle change does not all happen overnight. You must use the good tools that we have been given here on SparkPeople in order to be successful in this life long journey that we are on. All the best to everyone reading this right now.

First you must put God in your lives and look to Him for all your needs in EVERYTHING. He is your maker and He sustains you in everything you possess. He has given you life. He has given you all your worldly goods. He provides the food and water that you eat and drink. He gives you the air that you breathe. He even gives you that next heartbeat that is mostly taken for granted.

So what will you do with God today? Will you take His Son Jesus Christ, who died on the cross to save you from your sins, as your Lord and Savior, or will you ignore the call that He could be making in your life today?

  
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DIETMEISTER 2/25/2010 4:34PM

    emoticon great goals to work for! emoticon

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SUNSET24 1/25/2010 7:52AM

    yahooooooooooooooooo, you will accomplish your goals, yeh!!!!

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NEWME-2010 1/22/2010 11:39AM

    Those sound like great goals and a great mind frame. Good luck on your journey! emoticon

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ANITAGOODBODY 1/22/2010 9:39AM

    Recognizing that we can do nothing without God is the ONLY way to set our goals emoticonWith His help - you WILL succeed. And I love your reward of buying a Trikke emoticonI worked on it a little yesterday and I'm getting better. It is going to be an absolute blast in nice weather and I want to be decent at it by then!! I'll be watching for you on the winners boards!

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SWIM_2_SLIM 1/22/2010 12:16AM

    Thanks everyone for your nice comments on my first ever blog! I would not even be here on this site if the Lord had not led me here. He knows what we need and I want to share that knowledge with everyone who needs Him but might not know it yet. God bless, and I know he will!!!

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SLIMMERJESSE 1/22/2010 12:15AM

    Best wishes for success. (Love your dog photo!)

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GLORYB2014 1/22/2010 12:04AM

    Thanks for sharing, you have great goals and I wish you all the best!

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Gloria

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MISBEHAVING 1/21/2010 11:59PM

    I love that you put a challenge out to accept Christ as your personal Saviour. With your mindset, and God in front, you will be successful here at SparkPeople and will meet the goals you've set for yourself. Remember that this is a journey, not a destination so there are starts and slidebacks and forward motion then none. Whatever you do, don't quit...just keep going!!!





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GRATEFULADY 1/21/2010 11:59PM

    Great goals!!! Thanks for sharing!! With God's help you can do all things. Blessings. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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XINIXINIX 1/21/2010 11:57PM

    Your #1 goal with the "freggies" is a fantastic foundation.

Best wishes on your journey to health and wellness!

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HILLARY0803 1/21/2010 11:54PM

    emoticon Those are some great goals!

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