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Summary: Have we ever considered WHY SCARS? Scars witness we have survived and we are still pressing on. The scars of Jesus were a testimony to Thomas.

WHY SCARS and DARKNESS?

By Wade Martin Hughes, Sr. Kyfingers@aol.com

REAL DAILY LIFE CAN GROW TO THE POINT THAT IT IS EASY TO SAY, I QUIT, LET US THROW THE CLAY AWAY.

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Jeremiah 18:4 And the vessel that he made of clay was marred in the hand of the potter: so he made it again another vessel, as seemed good to the potter to make it.

1 Peter 4:13 But rejoice, inasmuch as ye are partakers of Christ's sufferings; that, when his glory shall be revealed, ye may be glad also with exceeding joy.

SIGMIND FREUD was a great genius. He spoke 7 different languages. His ideas changed the way we look at the human mind and how we think about ourselves.

Sigmund Freud was a neurologist and he was a psychologist founder PSYCHOANALYSIS and is world famous. Seems he was a genius and so stupid at the same time. Life had seemingly left Sigmund a BITTER, HURT, DISAPPOINTED AND DISILLUSIONED OLD MAN. He smoked cigars and had mouth cancer and could not quit smoking.

He died at 83 years of age. He loved COCAINE, nose candy. He was a frequent user of cocaine.

He just could not seem to GET ALONG with people and he had no sustaining friendships in life.

FREUD HAD EVERYTHING BUT PEOPLE SKILLS, HE LIVED BROKEN, BITTER AND FRIENDLESS.

He wrote a sad line in 1918: “ I HAVE FOUND LITTLE GOOD ABOUT HUMAN BEINGS ON THE WHOLE. IN MY EXPERIENCE MOST OF THEM ARE TRASH…”

83 years old and he comes to the conclusion of a lifelong study: “PEOPLE ARE TRASH.”

Can you hear the frustrations and disappointments of a doctor?

His death is directly caused by smoking 20 cigars a day, his cocaine addiction had consequences.

HIS CHOICES HAD A PAYDAY?

BURY THE PAST OR IT WILL BURY YOU? COULD YESTERDAY’S DEEDS STILL DEFINE TODAY’S ACTIONS?

Luke 6:37 Judge not, and ye shall not be judged: condemn not, and ye shall not be condemned: forgive, and ye shall be forgiven:

There is a book: GUIDING YOUR FAMILY IN A MISGUIDED WORLD that Doctor Tony Evans wrote. Tony writes of two monks walking on their life’s journey. They we traveling from one village to another village when the two monks came upon an OLD, ELDERLY WOMAN JUST SITTING THERE CRYING. So one of the monks asked why she was crying. Seems she needed to travel to a city and there was a river between her and the city? There were no bridges to cross the river and the lady sat hopeless because she could not swim.

So the sweet monk said: WE WILL CARRY ACROSS THE RIVER. The two monks then joined hands and picked up the old lady and gently carried her across the river. When they got across the river they sat the lady down, she hugged and thanked them for their kindness as she continued her journey.

As they walked on, the second monk started complaining endlessly. He said: Look how wet I am, I am cold now. Look at the mud that I have all over me. I have wrinkles in my clothes and they are dirty now. Then he added I think my back is hurting from lifting that heavy old lady. I am getting stiff. I am in pain.

They traveled on down the road and the second monk just kept complaining. My back is hurting. It started hurting when we carried that silly old woman across the river. Now my feet are hurting, my clothes are a mess, just look at me. My feet? My back? My clothes? I DON’T THINK I CAN CONTINUE ON THIS JOURNEY. What is wrong with you that you are not complaining, he asked the other monk? Does your back hurt?

Then the kind monk said: WE DID A GOOD THING. MY BACK IS NOT HURTING. BUT I KNOW WHY YOUR BACK IS HURTING AND YOU ARE COMPLAINING SO MUCH. YOU ARE STILL CARRYING THAT OLD LADY. I SAT HER DOWN 5 MILES BACK, YOU NEED TO LET GO OF HER.

SEE THE SECOND MONK COULD NOT LET OF HIS PAINS AND THE HEAVY LOAD THAT HE CARRIED? ARE YOU STILL CARRYINGTHE BURDENS AND SCARS OF THE PAST? DO YOU REFUSE TO LET GO?

THERE IS A SPIRITUAL CANCER THAT THRIVES, THIS CANCER IS DEADLY.

OF THE SEVEN DEADLY SINS ONE WILL DESTROY MORE THAN THE OTHERS. WE TEND TO LOVE TO HANG ON TO THE PAINS, HURTS, DISAPPOINTMENTS, BITTERNESS AND SCARS OF THE PAST UNTIL THEY BECOME A SELF-FEEDING SCARS: a mark left by the healing process of injured tissue, a mark of indentation as a result of damage,

THERE ARE SOME POWERFUL MESSAGES IN LIFE.

Years ago I was attending a meeting in a large motel and a famous man was speaking. His name was DAVE ROEVER. Dave was on a boat patrolling the rivers of Viet Nam. Dave’s boat came under attack so Dave was throwing a grenade when he was shot in the hand. The grenade went off and blew Dave into pieces. He survived this phosphorus grenade attack in Viet Nam. Phosphorus . is a poisonous chemical that glows in the dark and burns when it is touched by air. So today Dave is scarred terrible.

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