Jesus holding the hand of a man in the water.

"In 53 secs, really?"

I never, ever pass them along. When I first started getting such things I simply ignored them.

They are messages that usually end with something like, "If you love God send this to 10 people." Or, "If you support our soldiers..." "Believe in Jesus..."

Then the wrap up..."Expect a gift of great value within 24 hrs."

Then there's the real difficult one, "Send this on to people you care about, including me."

I never do it. I never feel like I need to profess anything. I never believe that by not doing so, I am saying I don't believe, love, admire, trust, appreciate anyone mentioned.

Truthfully I have not been in a good way lately. I sat down at my computer and the first email was "53 secs"

It had this beautiful (shown above) picture and the words, "God told me to tell you that everything you're going through is taken care of. If you believe in Him send to 8 people. And in 53 secs watch who calls"

Most likely it was because I was struggling that I did it. I went through my personal address book and found 8 people. I could have, I wanted to, add more. But I thought if I am going to do this for the first time, I am going to do exactly what it told me to do.

I sent it out. I actually held a stop watch and pressed the button.

The seconds flew by 10, 20, 30, 50, 51...52...53.


Did I get angry? No.

Was I disappointed? No, not at all.

So, what was the point? I was in such a way that I needed to express my concern for others and I needed at least 8 people to know I thought of them.

I also felt good. I didn't get a call. I got a good feeling.

So, here's what I decided to do.

I am sending this to you because God told me to tell you that you are a remarkable example of His work. He knows that you are facing challenges in your life at this very moment. He knows, before you do, that everything will work out. No matter how big or how small your pain is, He is lifting you up with the very hands that created you. Yes, you will still struggle, but not for long. Yes, He could very easily wipe it all away, but He won't.

Why? Why would God let you struggle? Because He loves you.

"What kind of love is that?" you might ask.

If you are a parent you already know.

If you are in love or ever have loved anyone or any living thing you know that love.

It's the kind of love that lets you grow. It's the kind of love that hurts Him more than it hurts you because as much as you are loved, making everything perfect and all right, is not the loving thing to do. Life's lessons are learned by fighting back, standing up when you fall down and wiping away tears when it hurts so bad.

In the end you are made stronger.

So, my friend, "everything you are going through is taken care of."

Don't send this to anyone. It was meant only for you. After reading it nothing grand will happen. No money will fall into your hands unexpectedly. No one will call in 53 seconds.

This is yours all yours.

God loves you and be do I.

"I wish you enough!"
~ Bob Perks ~

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