Wednesday, May 16, 2007

The Loving and Saving Shadow

This moving piece was sent to me by my dearly esteemed friend, Omodesola Ilechukwu (Mrs.), from Opebi, Lagos, I am posting it for your meditation on the love of God for us, even when we were in the deep dark recess of ignorance, and having disdain for the religious zealots amongst us.

You remember her? She was the lady that told us the touching love story in February, 18th this year. I got hold of her pics and family (right), that was part of the exchanges that took place between us during my birthday, last week. That is a story for another day, another time.

This will give you chills...

No matter how religious you may or may not be.

Phil. 4:13 states:
"I can do all things through Christ which strengthen me ..."

Here's the story:

A young man who had been raised as an atheist was training to be an Olympic Diver. The only religious influence in his life came from his outspoken Christian friend.

The young diver never really paid much attention to his friend's
sermons, but he heard them often (just as you often come here to read).

One night, the diver went to the indoor pool at the college he attended. The lights were all off, but as the pool had big skylights and the moon was bright,
there was plenty of light to practice by.

The young man climbed up to the highest diving board and as he turned his back to the pool on the edge of the board, and extended his arms out.

He saw his shadow on the wall. The shadow of his body, was in the shape of a cross.

The man felt a strange feeling,
like someone was speaking to him.

Instead of diving,
he knelt down and finally asked God to come into his life.

As the young man stood up,

a maintenance man walked in and turned the lights on.

Alas! ... The pool had been drained ! for repairs.

Remember this story and share it with friends.

Yes, May the Shadow of the Almighty protect you, speak to you and, guide you to your place of blessings.

I do Love Jesus.
He is my source of existence and Savior.

He keeps me functioning each and everyday.

Without Him, I will be nothing.
Without him, I am nothing, but with Him I can do all things through Christ that strengthens me. -Phil 4:23.

Live as though Christ died yesterday, rose from the grave today, and is coming back tomorrow.

( This is very wise thinking.)

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

what a good reminder that our God is love.