Wednesday, April 02, 2014

Unbowed By Pain

Please forgive the use of the above picture-it is from a horror film, "Les yeux sans visage" -in
English, "Eyes Without A Face". 
I mean no disrespect to anyone, and am using this photo rather than one from real life because we need that buffer, that detachment that film provides.
Right now I know of someone who has been suicidal, has tried to take his life to stop the pain and horror that his life has turned into. That is just about the toughest pain that we can know. 
Back when I was a newbie Christian, I fell in among good company and became part of a 'Coffeehouse' ministry which met in an old church. 
One night we had a guest speaker who had a plastic face-it was an approximation similar to the photo above. Real life horror. 
This man had been suicidal and had blown his face off with a shotgun. 
He survived, and later accepted Christ, accepting the Grace that God had ready for him. 
So now this Christian brother was talking to groups, sharing how God has saved from from a desperate, hurting life. We should cherish the life we have been given by God.
This was 30 plus years ago-I have no idea where that man is now, but I know that when we get to Heaven, we will be unbowed by pain, we will be free from all of the hurts and tragic events that
make up life on this side of Eternity. 
It says in God's Word that at that time Christ will wipe away every one of our tears. 
That is Love, friends. 
I will see that man from the coffeehouse in Heaven-we will know just as we are known, part of the glorious blessings of Heaven. 
In those perfect fit for eternity bodies we will Praise God together.
I pray that God will seek you out, lift your burdens, save you. If life has become too much
for you or someone you love, Pray. His Grace is sufficient for all that we face, and that Grace can be yours. 
May God richly Bless you today.

1 comment:

Doug said...

In my church we have a 'rapid response' prayer chain on email-if there is a need, we are notified and pray right away for the person/event that is happening.
We pray constantly for each other, lift each other up, Bless each other as God has Blessed us.
By God's Grace, we survive and look forward to that time when all troubles will be past.
"25 The LORD is good to those who wait for Him, To the person who seeks Him.
26 It is good that he waits silently For the salvation of the LORD."
Lamentations 3:25-26