thank you ty pennington for tweeting about it.
thank you twitter for allowing me to see the tweet.
now… to the point… we are having a big crusade this week at long hollow. the first speaker on sunday night , Tony Nolan, brought it. He not only shared the exciting truth of a gospel that saves us… he shared his story. born to a prostitute, adopted for $200, told that he wasn’t worth the $200 they spent on him…. life of everything bad… then radically saved, now living to testify to the truly miraculous nature of transformation that comes from knowing you are loved by the one true god.
i was talking with a few girls afterwards who realized that this was their moment. their time to mark on the calendar of their lives that they chose to walk the narrow road. their joy from forgiveness was evident in tear streaked cheeks… then there was one that stood out.
you could see her pain when she was trying to talk about how her dad made her feel… like the speaker, she apparently had been hurt emotionally by her father.
she couldn’t complete a sentence. it was clear that she had felt worthless, and it was my privilege to share with her about a father that loved her enough to give the greatest sacrifice for her. i got to tell her this “you are the perfect you. no one can be a better you. god made you exactly like this to be exactly who you are. and he loves you. he sent his son to die for you, even it had been only you. nothing can pluck you from his hand”…
i wish i would’ve read that tweet earlier…. i would’ve added “no one’s you-er than you!”