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SCARS 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 ho

use.  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.  Please pass this on to those you love. God has blessed you, so that you

can be a blessing to others. You just never know where a person is in his/her life

and what they are going through.

Never judge another person's scars, 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,

 forward this 
Right now,

someone needs to know that God loves them, and you love them, too- enough to not let

them goAlways

Tell Your Family And Friends How Much

You Love Them!!!

 
 
 
 

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