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Friday, March 6, 2009

"Walk a Mile in My shoes..."

I have been studying with one of my community groups a book by Max Lucado entitled "He Chose The Nails"! Loving Lucado's writing style anyway, this book has had a prof0und effect on me, particularly in this season leading up to the celebration of His death and resurrection! As a group leader, and being somewhat artsy, with my husbands help, I made these replicas of the symbol of the front of the book to hand out to class members, asking them to hold it in the palm of one hand, pointed tip down into the pal, other fingers over the top, and press until the could not take the pain during the entire 2 hours of class! Today, in a quiet moment, the song "I Walked Today Where Jesus Walked" came to my mind out of nowhere! Last evening, in another community group, we watched "The Passion of the Christ!" Nothing else needs to be said about that (other than, if you have not seen it, you absolutely MUST!)In that quiet moment of pondering the impact of the film, even after seeing it for the second time last evening, I was consumed with an absolute feeling of self-disgust and shame that I--Lisa, "Lolli"--I, in my sometimes subtle, oft times obvious, sin, nailed Him to that cross! I beat Him to near death with the whip of my words; I shoved the crown of thorns deep into his flesh with my hateful, vengeful, lustful, jealous thoughts over many years! How in the world could I do that to my SAVIOR, my LORD, my REDEEMER, the LOVER OF MY SOUL, my JESUS! And how, in spite of all of that, could he still love the wretched me that I am? I don't know, I cannot comprehend or pretend to understand! But how incredibly grateful I am that He does! I stand in awe of His Godliness, His Holiness, His Grace, His Mercy, His forgiveness and, above all else, His Love for Lisa ("Lolli") who "once was blind, but now I see! Hallelujah! What a man! What a Savior!

8 comments:

Lora said...

Beautiful post--I too love Max Lucado and his writing often brings me to the cross.

Congratulations for being featured in "Getting to Know You" this week! Enjoy the beautiful weather we're having in mid-TN today!

"Lolli" said...

Thank-you SO much, Lora, for visiting my site, and please check back often. I would love to get to know you since you live close by. Would love to share our church with you: Cross Point Community Church at www.crosspoint.tv. Please get in touch with me if you are interested in more info.
Blessings on this beautiful day!
Lisa

Linda said...

"Lolli",...Lisa)

What a moving post you wrote.
The Lord is so good to us, to love us and forgive us,...even when we were the ones that sent Him to that cross to die for our many sins!

"The Passion of The Christ" is such a vivid picture of what Jesus suffered for us. I was moved to tears by that movie.

It is good to think on His great sacrifice,... and especially so as we approach Easter. Thank you for reminding us,... and may God be glorified and honored at Easter and always.

I am going to have to find Max Lucado's book called, "He Chose The Nails", because I have never read that one.

Each day we should remember His life, death and resurrection, but we so often dwell on what He can do for us today,...and we tell Him all of the things we need, instead of thanking Him and praising Him for all He has already done for us. Thank you my sister in Christ for this challenge to remember His pain and what He suffered on our behalf because of His great love for us.

I am glad that Lynnette featured you today, and I will check out your favorite blogs.

God blessings!
Linda @ Truthful Tidbits

Kristin said...

Amen Lolli! Wonderful post. All of our DVD's are in a box since we remodeled recently and I've been meaning to go see if I could find Passion of the Christ so that I could watch it again.

Have a wonderful week!!

Kristin

"Lolli" said...

Thanks so much, Kristin. I appreciate your visiting my site, and hope you will check back often...or join, if you like. I cannot wait to read your story on your blog.

Blessings,

Lisa

Lynnette Kraft said...

Hi Lolli (Lisa) -
I hope you had fun being featured today! You're a neat lady with a lot to offer the blogging community. :)

You have a lovely blog and a beautiful heart.

Lynnette

Robin @ My Blessed Nest said...

Hi Lolli...here from "Getting to Know You!" Thank you so much for the reminder to try to appreciate the sacrifice Jesus made for us... because of us! I am currently leading the Beth Moore study, "A Woman's Heart" which also reminds us that He ever lives to intercede for us...amazing, isn't it!? By the way, I attended a Beth Moore conference in your area of the country years ago! Have a great week!

Kelly @ The Beauty of Sufficient Grace said...

Hi there...I'm visiting from Lynette's Getting to Know You. What a beautiful post! Thanks so much for sharing it with us. I love Max Lucado, as well....oh, he just knows how to say it, doesn't he? God has given him a special gift, and his words always touch my heart. And, of course...The Passion - well, life-changing, enough said. Thank you for sharing your heart. I really enjoyed my visit.

Blessings,
Kelly Gerken
Sufficient Grace Ministries