An Amazing Story of Grace and Love

My daughter sent me this yesterday. Just read this column by sports writer Rick Reilly. This is the church at her best. And see if there isn’t some way God might show you to give yourself away to someone on a rocky road!

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  1. kent December 24, 2008 at 3:20 pm

    “If you ever get a chance to hang out with Mack, you will soon learn that he’s hoping for a new revolution, one of love and kindness—a revolution that revolves around Jesus and what he did for us all and what he continues to do in anyone who has a hunger for reconciliation and a place to call home. This is not a revolution that will overthrow anything, or if it does, it will do it in ways we could never contrive in advance. Instead it will be the quiet daily powers of dying and serving and loving and laughing, of simple tenderness and unseen kindness, because if anything matters, everything matters. And one day, when all is revealed, every one of us will bow our knee and confess in the power of Sarayu that Jesus is the Lord of all creation, to the glory of Papa.” The Shack

  2. kent December 24, 2008 at 6:20 pm

    “If you ever get a chance to hang out with Mack, you will soon learn that he’s hoping for a new revolution, one of love and kindness—a revolution that revolves around Jesus and what he did for us all and what he continues to do in anyone who has a hunger for reconciliation and a place to call home. This is not a revolution that will overthrow anything, or if it does, it will do it in ways we could never contrive in advance. Instead it will be the quiet daily powers of dying and serving and loving and laughing, of simple tenderness and unseen kindness, because if anything matters, everything matters. And one day, when all is revealed, every one of us will bow our knee and confess in the power of Sarayu that Jesus is the Lord of all creation, to the glory of Papa.” The Shack

  3. Kelly December 25, 2008 at 6:56 am

    Ah – there’s that left-hand of God again.

    Thank you and please thank your daughter for sending this our way.

  4. Kelly December 25, 2008 at 9:56 am

    Ah – there’s that left-hand of God again.

    Thank you and please thank your daughter for sending this our way.

  5. Jon December 25, 2008 at 10:06 am

    Awesome Wayne, I’ll be forwarding it to a few of my contacts here. Hey Kent every time I read that paragraph from ‘the shack’ I can’t help but think of the last scene from the movie the matrix. Merry Christmas everyone!!!!!!

  6. kent December 25, 2008 at 10:55 am

    This scene Jon? It’s become something I think about continuously. How do we live awake so we can live free so being in the world but not of it (controlled by it) becomes possible. Love and sacrificial service to others really does seem to be violations of the ugly ways in which the world works. Those acts usually leave people standing around scratching their heads not understanding what just happened…..but also knowing that there is something about it that they feel drawn to.

  7. Jon December 25, 2008 at 1:06 pm

    Awesome Wayne, I’ll be forwarding it to a few of my contacts here. Hey Kent every time I read that paragraph from ‘the shack’ I can’t help but think of the last scene from the movie the matrix. Merry Christmas everyone!!!!!!

  8. kent December 25, 2008 at 1:55 pm

    This scene Jon? It’s become something I think about continuously. How do we live awake so we can live free so being in the world but not of it (controlled by it) becomes possible. Love and sacrificial service to others really does seem to be violations of the ugly ways in which the world works. Those acts usually leave people standing around scratching their heads not understanding what just happened…..but also knowing that there is something about it that they feel drawn to.

  9. kbctazy December 27, 2008 at 7:46 am

    Thank your daughter for sharing this and thank you for you passing it on. I sent it out to al in my contact list! I think we need to hear about more of these things happening. It reminds me of the scripture that talks about how easy it is to love those that we like, but loving the unlovable is what Father really wants us to do and this is a fine example of that!

  10. kbctazy December 27, 2008 at 10:46 am

    Thank your daughter for sharing this and thank you for you passing it on. I sent it out to al in my contact list! I think we need to hear about more of these things happening. It reminds me of the scripture that talks about how easy it is to love those that we like, but loving the unlovable is what Father really wants us to do and this is a fine example of that!

  11. Tom Wilson January 1, 2009 at 8:44 pm

    Wayne:

    Thanks for doing such a excellent job of passing Father’s heart onto your daughter. Thanks for passing that article along. Thanks sharing father’s heart on to all of us who benefit from your writings.

    I look forward to hopefully, meeting you in the near future.

    I pray that you experience even more of his rest and are more fruitful this year then ever.

    Tom Wilson
    http://www.ReligionFreeJesus.com

  12. Tom Wilson January 1, 2009 at 11:44 pm

    Wayne:

    Thanks for doing such a excellent job of passing Father’s heart onto your daughter. Thanks for passing that article along. Thanks sharing father’s heart on to all of us who benefit from your writings.

    I look forward to hopefully, meeting you in the near future.

    I pray that you experience even more of his rest and are more fruitful this year then ever.

    Tom Wilson
    http://www.ReligionFreeJesus.com

  13. todd January 12, 2009 at 8:42 am

    truly beautiful!!!!!!!!!!

  14. Joel Spencer January 12, 2009 at 9:29 am

    I personally found this to be kind of hokey, but if they were genuine I guess it could be seen as legit. Perhaps they’ve seen “Facing the Giants” one too many times.

    God knows this world could use more kindness – perhaps I’m just to cynical.

  15. todd January 12, 2009 at 11:42 am

    truly beautiful!!!!!!!!!!

  16. Joel Spencer January 12, 2009 at 12:29 pm

    I personally found this to be kind of hokey, but if they were genuine I guess it could be seen as legit. Perhaps they’ve seen “Facing the Giants” one too many times.

    God knows this world could use more kindness – perhaps I’m just to cynical.

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