Thursday, January 29, 2009


One day a while back, a man, his heart heavy with grief, was walking in
the woods. As he thought about his life this day, he knew many things
were not right. He thought about those who had lied about him back
he had a job.

His thoughts turned to those who had stolen his things and cheated
He remembered family who had passed on. His mind turned to
the illness
he had, that no one could cure. His very soul was filled
with anger,
resentment, and frustration.

Standing there this day, searching for answers he could not find,
knowing all else had failed him, he knelt at the base of an old oak tree
to seek the one he knew would always be there. And with tears in his
eyes, he prayed:

'Lord- You have done wonderful things for me in this life. You have
told me to do many things for you, and I happily obeyed. Today, you
told me to forgive. I am sad, Lord, because I cannot. I don't know
how. It is not fair Lord, I didn't deserve these wrongs that were done
against me and I shouldn't have to forgive. As perfect as your way is
Lord, this one thing I can not do, for I don't know how to forgive. My
anger is so deep Lord, I fear I may not hear you, but I pray you teach
me to do the one thing I can not do: Teach me to forgive.'

As he knelt there in the quiet shade of that old oak tree, he felt
something fall onto his shoulder. He opened his eyes. Out of the
corner of one eye, he saw something red on his shirt. He could not
believe his eyes. When he looked up he saw two feet held to a
piece of wood with a large spike through them.

He raised his head more, and tears came to his eyes as he saw Jesus
hanging on that tree. He saw spikes in His hands, a gash in His side, a
torn and battered body, deep thorns sunk into His head. Finally he saw
the suffering and pain on His precious face. As their eyes met, the
man's tears turned to sobbing, and Jesus began to speak.

'Have you ever told a lie?' He asked?

The man answered - 'Yes, Lord.'

'Have you ever been given too much change and kept it?'

The man answered - 'Yes, Lord.' And the man sobbed more and more.

'Have you ever taken something from work that wasn't yours?' Jesus

And the man answered, 'Yes, Lord.'

'Have you ever sworn, using my Father's name in vain?'

The man, crying now, answered - 'Yes, Lord.'

As Jesus asked many more times, 'Have you ever'? The man's crying became
uncontrollable, for he could only answer - 'Yes, Lord'.

Then Jesus turned His head from one side to the other, and the man
something fall on his other shoulder He looked and saw that it was
blood of Jesus. When he looked back up, his eyes met those of
and there was a look of love the man had never seen or known

Jesus said, 'I didn't deserve this either, but I forgive you.'

It may be hard to see how you're going to get through something,
but when you look back in life, you realize how true this statement

Read the following first line slowly and let it sink in.

If God brings you to it - He will bring you through it.

When Jesus died on that tree, he was thinking of you! If you are one of
the 8% who will stand up for Him, send this on with the Title 8%.

92% of people won't forward this.

May God Bless You and your loved ones.

Acts 10:39
And we are witnesses of all things which he did both in the land of the
Jews, and in Jerusalem;
whom they slew and hanged on a tree.

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