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Each of us are more than the worst we have ever done..

Do you remember the decision that started you down a road you thought you would never go?
Maybe it was a one decision…
Maybe its ongoing..
Maybe it is something known only to you…..
Maybe it has become your identity and everyone knows…
The decision that changed the trajectory of your life.
The voices that tell you this is who you are….
Condemning you to a prison of what might have been but will never be.
We search desperately for relief.
But our greatest need is not relief.
Our greatest need is
All of our failures, our mistakes, our sins cannot stand against an offer to:
Buy back, pay off, ransom, make amends, atone, restore, deliver, cancel out our debt, our mistakes, our sin …

All of us can be more than the worst we have ever done.
Redemption is possible.
Redemption when God through His Son Jesus Christ provides
Forgiveness: Ephesians 1:7
Righteousness: Romans 5:17
Freedom: Galatians 5:1
Adoption: Galatians 4:6-7
Redemption: Galatians 3:14

Fear not, for I have redeemed you; I have summoned you by name; you are mine..
Isaiah 43:1
Good news.


“Now at last they were beginning chapter One of the great story no one on earth has read: which goes on forever”. I love this line at the end of the Last Battle by C.S. Lewis. Everyone has a story to tell and ultimately we are all part of a greater story that someday will be revealed in full. “ For now, we can only see a dim and blurry picture of things”. ( 1 Corinthians 13:12). My story is not remarkable, although the events I have had the privilege in my life to witness have been. I grew up in the south “the land of cotton” and the old times there were definitely not forgotten. I remember where I was and what I was doing when JFK and Martin Luther King were murdered in Dallas and in Memphis. I remember the Civil Rights movement, a time of great unrest and change. I remember the dawning of the “Age of Aquarius” in the late 1960’s. It was also the dawning of my love for playing music, a love that has stayed with me throughout my life. If my life were chapters in a book one would tell of my precious bride of 20+ years who endured so much and stood beside me through the good and the bad. One would describe the blessings of being a father and a grandfather. One would tell about how despite being “the wretch” the song sings about God was able to change me, and use me to make a difference in others lives, make me a servant in His church, and surround me with friends all because of His goodness. All part of a story that has had many twists and turns. I think of the words Jimmy Buffet wrote in one of my favorite songs "As a dreamer of dreams and a travelin’ man I have chalked up many a mile Read dozens of books about heroes and crooks And I learned much from both of their styles" And so it is true for me. But in all of my travels and all I have read and experienced nothing compares to where I am headed. The place where my story here ends and the story that goes on forever begins! "" I am confident that He who began a good work in you will carry it on until completion until the day He returns". Philippians 1:6 My hope is that as we all run our race that in some small way my words will encourage and speak to you, as your story is being written. And draw you ever closer to the One who loves you. Further up and further in!
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  1. Well stated with grace.

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