I got mail

I got this in my in box, it blessed my heart and I identified so much with it especially the bit about SCARS. Every woman (and man) has one scar or the other from the different battles of life.

Some years ago, on a hot summer day in south Florida , a little boy decided to go for a swim in the old swimming hole behind his house. In a hurry to dive into the cool water, he ran out the back door, leaving behind shoes, socks, and shirt as he went. He flew into the water, not realizing that as he swam toward the middle of the lake, an alligator was swimming toward the shore.

His father working in the yard saw the two as they got closer and closer together. In utter fear, he ran toward the water, yelling to his son as loudly as he could. Hearing his voice, the little boy became alarmed and made a U-turn to swim to his father. It was too late. Just as he reached his father, the alligator reached him. From the dock, the father grabbed his little boy by the arms just as the alligator snatched his legs. That began an incredible tug-of-war between the two. The alligator was much stronger than the father, but the father was much too passionate to let go. A farmer happened to drive by, heard his screams, raced from his truck, took aim and shot the alligator.

Remarkably, after weeks and weeks in the hospital, the little boy survived. His legs were extremely scarred by the vicious attack of the animal. And, on his arms, were deep scratches where his father's fingernails dug into his flesh in his effort to hang on to the son he loved.

The newspaper reporter, who interviewed the boy after the trauma, asked if he would show him his scars. The boy lifted his pant legs. And then, with obvious pride, he said to the reporter, "But look at my arms. I have great scars on my arms, too. I have them because my Dad wouldn't let go."

You and I can identify with that little boy. We have scars, too. No, not from an alligator,but the scars of a painful past. Some of those scars are unsightly and have caused us deep regret. But, some wounds, my friend, are because God has refused to let go. In the midst of your struggle, He's been there holding on to you.

The Scripture teaches that God loves you. You are a child of God He wants to protect you and provide for you in every way but sometimes we foolishly wade into dangerous situations, not knowing what lies ahead. The swimming hole of life is filled with peril - and we forget that the enemy is waiting to attack. That's when the tug-of-war begins - and if you have the scars of His love on your arms, be very, very grateful. He did not and will not ever let you go.

Never judge another persons scar, because you don't know how they got them. Also, it is so important that we are not selfish, to receive the blessings of these messages, without forwarding them to someone else.Right now, someone needs to know that God loves them, and you love them, too- enough to not let them go.

Author unknown

TO ALL THE BLOGGERS ON BLOGVILLE, past, present and future, pmwah this is 30+ showing some love, REMEMBER HE WILL NOT LET YOU GO.



Sisbee said...

This is so true, I needed this this morning. I've been up since 2am, just couldn't sleep. God's not letting me go.

Ugo Daniels said...

awwwwwwwwww...tew swchweet. have a nice one too ;)

Believer said...

The most amazing thing about His love is just that, He never lets go no matter how far we go. His love remains holding us. I was really blessed by this. Thanks for visiting my blog and have a blessed weekend.

mystoriesmytestimonies said...

unconditional love= God
nice post

lulu said...

hey, if i could love like god i would not need him but i need him coz he just loves me inspite of me! beautiful piece... you know the one of the paintings?

Olamild said...

I love this post
... how u tied the alligator story to God is very unique. Bless your heart.

30+ said...

@Sisbee hold tight, he is our anchor.
@Ugo I have been on your blog and knows you are sweetier (lol), thanks for stopping by.
@Believer and mystoriesmytestimonies yes o, thank you
@lulu, I wonder for God, even me sef ask the question many times why he loves me so.
@Olamild thank you, happy you were blessed


princesa said...

Inspiring one!
Thanks for dropping by my blog.

Anonymous said...

aaawwwwwwwww!nice one

30+ said...

@Princesa, thanks, greetings to the EZE

laspapi said...

I like this, 30+

Biodun said...

Wow loved this piece, thanks for sharing!

30+ said...


Anu boy said...

wow, the best thing i have read all day, u r blessed my dear

rethots said...

but, you know the line i love most, "Never judge another persons scar, because you don't know how they got them."
'tis so, true.
Thanks to Him that no matter what, He'll never let go.
Oh, what a great assurance.

30+ said...

@Anu biy, glad you loved it
@rethots: and I am holding on to that