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Wednesday, October 26, 2011

THE HEART OF TEXAS


I  watched  a  movie  on  TBN  early  this  morning  called

"THE  HEART  OF  TEXAS!"


It  is  a  true  story  that  runs  deep  unto  God's  throne  room

of  forgiveness.


This  was  not  an  incident  of  spreading  slander,  mean-spiritedness,

name  calling....this  was  an  incident  so  tragic,  it  shook  the  very

roots  of  this  Texas  town.


Good  Morning.  I  hope  this  story  will  bless  your  socks  off  and

help  restore  all  those  relationships  that  have  been  broken  for  so

long,  they  don't  even  remember  what  started  the  feud.


Now  before  I  begin  to  share  this  story,  get  all  the

wiggles  out...put  on  sweatin'  with  the  oldies and  lift

those  legs...1...2...3...4...feel  the  burn

1...2...3...4...do  a  left  turn

Continue  your  work  out  and  then  meet  me  in  the

prayer  room.


Continue  to  remember  Cindy  and  Ralph  Adkins  as  Ralph

heals  over  the  next  4  months.  Cindy  reported  that  Ralph

was  able  to  feed  himself  with  a  large  serving  fork...

YOU  GO  RALPH

Cindy,  thank  you  for  sending  me  your  beautiful

hand  made  Thanksgiving  card...you  have  sooo  very  much 

on  your  mind  and  you  still  think  of  others.

Remember  Turkey  and  the  earthquake...450  dead  but

Praise  the  Lord,  a  2  week  old  baby  girl  was  pulled  from

the  rubble  alive  as  well  as  her  mother.

Anne,  I  am  praying  for  your  situation  at  work.

Many  silent  requests  for  restorations  of  family.


CONTINUE...THE  HEART  OF  TEXAS

The  main  character  of  this  true  story  was  4-year  old

JOY.   They  say  her  name  fit  her  perfectly...she  was  a  joy

to  look  at,  she  spread  joy, and  the  whole  town  loved  her.

Joy's  father  was  named  Grover.  He  was  wealthy.

He  came  to  meet   Mr.  Parker  when  he  was  driving

his  family  home  from  church.   He  passed  the  small

African  American  church  and  he  stopped  because  it  seemed

there  was  trouble.   Grover  found  out  someone  had  stolen

the  church's  air  conditioner.  He  gave  the  pastor  money  to

buy  a  new  air  conditioner.   It  was  at  this  time  his  friendship

with  Mr. & Mrs.  Parker  began.

The  Parkers'  were  very  poor  but  Grover  loved  their  precious

spirit.   Any  need  they  had  arise  Grover  was  there  to  provide

it,  no  matter  how  big  or  small...blankets  or  food...it  just  did

not  matter.

Mr.  &  Mrs.  Parker  loved  precious  Joy  with  her  big  eyes  and

whimsical  nature.


Joy  and  Grover  had  been  to  baseball  practice  that  fateful

day.  Joy  wanted  him  to  pull  off  the  road  as  her  little

bladder  was  not  going  to  make  it  home...she  needed  to  potty.

Grover  had  barely  pulled  over  when  Joy  scampered  into  the  weeds

and  disappeared.


On  her  way  back  to  the  car,  she  was  hit  and  killed  by  a  hit  and

run  driver.   Family  and  friends  had  never  seen  Grover  cry  let

alone  let  out  wails  that  sounded  like  a  whale  that  had  lost  its'  mate.


The  police  showed  up  at  Grover's  house  to  report  they  found  the  hit

and  run  driver.   It  was  Mr.  Parker  and  he  said  he  knew  he  hit

something  but  not  precious  Joy.  Mr.  &  Mrs.  Parker  wailed  with  grief.


Upon  hearing,  Grover  rushed  to  the  Parker's  as  he  knew  they  would

stricken  with  grief and he needed  to  comfort  them.

He  bought  them  new  clothes  to  wear  to  the  funeral  and  the  Parker's

set  on  the  front  row,  right  beside  Grover  and  his  wife. 


Grover  testified  for  Mr.  Parker  before  the  grand  jury

and  no  charges  were  filed.

Grover  built  the  Parker's  a  brand  new  house  with  all  new

furniture.

FORGIVENESS

want  to  think  I  would  react  that  way  but  I  don't

know.   Some  of  our  unforgiveness  seems  so  silly  in

comparsion.

Jesus  said,  if  we  can't  forgive,  how  do  we  expect  him  to

forgive  us.

When  we  have  unforgiveness  toward  someone  ,  they  are  chained  to

us...every  where  we  go  we  carry  those  buckets  of  anger...it  breaks  the

spirit  down.

If  someone  won't  forgive  you  or  they  believe  they  are  high  and  lifted  up

and  did  not  do  anything...that  is  for  God  to  take  care  of.

JESUS  IS  THE  ONLY  ONE  THAT  IS  HIGH  AND  LIFTED

UP  AND  SETS  ON  THE  RIGHT  SIDE  OF  THE  FATHER 

INTERCEDING  FOR  US.

HUGS  MY  FRIENDS

8 comments:

The Quintessential Magpie said...

What a wonderful story, Debbie. Thank you for sharing.

I have been thinking of you a bunch lately and hope all is well.

Love and prayers coming your way...

XO,

Sheila

Just Stuff From a Boomer said...

Thank you for stopping by and for following me. I am happy to come over to meet you and your family. I am your newest follower too. Please know my prayers join with yours.

Joyful Noise for a Joyful Life said...

There are a few people I need to unchain from myself. Thanks for reminding me of how insignificant their wrongs are when compared to my own sin.

NanaDiana said...

I am writing this with tears running down my cheeks. I don't know if I would have the heart to forgive someone that killed my precious child. And yet I know that is what God calls us to do. So many times we hold grudges over things that aren't really important in the big picture..and so many times we hurt others with a careless word .. or by saying, or doing, something unkind. I only hope that those I have harmed, even unintentionally, are willing to forgive me..so that I do not become a stumbling block in their walk.

Beautiful, beautiful message, Debbie! xo Diana

Rebecca said...

It's the little bitty daily non-big things that cause hurt or pain that I've always struggled with in regards to forgiveness.

May God help us all.

Love, Rebecca

Cindy Adkins said...

Oh what a wonderful story, Debbie!! And I'm so glad that my envelope arrived!!!
XO
Cindy

Holly said...

This is awesome, Debbie, but then again, you are awesome! ;0)
hugs!

ArtyMarti said...

What a wonderful story. I pray that I might have a heart of forgiveness like that. Thank you for lifting my spirits.