Tuesday, April 19, 2005

The Prodigal Son 3

Precious Saints !!!!

Here is an update on Adam. Of course I have been itching to send out something about Adam for 'bout a month now but as always it's all about God's timing and the way His Holy Spirit leads.

It is just truly amazing how God works in all our lives and Adam is just such an awesome testimony to God's love, grace and mercy.
About a week after Adam gave his life to Christ (previous 2 emails) he left to go work in New Orleans USA for a travelling carnival. He left Cape Town on the 1st March. Of course we as parents were concerned with his spiritual well being and to how he would be overseas. At the airport it was very emotional and Lauren his girl friend was sobbing her heart out, some other people's (no names) eyes weren't in such good shape either a kinda mixture of sadness and gladness and is this really happening. We obviously have been keeping in touch with each other and he has been speaking to his mom. But you know he is a young man and the calls have been getting farther and farther apart.
At about 6.25am this morning he phoned to wish Allie for her birthday and spoke to her for about 15 minutes or so. He is still reading Purpose Driven Life and someone has lent him a CD player, so he plays his praise and worship CDs for all to hear. He is also reading his Bible and continuously witnessing to those around him. He told Allie how lost some of people are around him. One guy that he has made friends with says he is a Christian but Adam says he is so lost. Adam has given him the book Wild at Heart to read.
Adam is still in New Orleans but they will be going to Minnesota shortly for a coupla months. Keep him in your prayers, so that he will continue to shine the light of the love of Jesus Christ. Amen!
So there I am at about 6:40am (all bright eyed and bushy tailed, yeah right!!) trying to shave and Allie is telling me all this and man I can't see the mirror because the depth of God's love just kinda overwhelms me and Allie is so excited so I don't want to rain (weep) on her parade. Everywhere I go today (also last night at Men's Fellowship) on the bus to work, at work I just carry his love inside and what amazes me most of all that so many people don't want to give God even the slightest chance (anybody remember Give God A Chance in the 70's, okay Mike C!) in their lives. Of course I never did that.
I made a card for Allie's birthday and I put the whole of I Corinthians 13 in it on the one side. This morning I was talking to my atheist buddy about love and he was saying that it's open to interpretation and I said well just go read I Corinthians 13.

It was a beautiful letdown
When I crashed and burned
When I found myself alone, unknown and hurt

It was a beautiful letdown
The day I knew
That all the riches this world has to offer me
Would never do

In a world full of bitter pain
and bitter doubt
I was trying so hard to fit in
until I found out

I don't belong here
I don't belong here
I will carry a cross and a song
Where I don't belong

It was a beautiful letdown
that's what I'll forever be
and though it may cost my soul
I'll sing for free

We're still chasing our tails
and the rising sun
and our dark water planet
still spins in a race
where no one wins
and no one's one.

I don't belong here
I don't belong here
I'm gonna set sail for the kingdom come
Your kingdom come
Won't you let me down
Let my foolish pride forever let me down.

Easy living, you're not much like your name
Easy dying, you look just about the same
Would you please take me off your list?
Easy living, please come on and let me down

What a beautiful letdown
painfully uncool
The church of the drop outs, the losers
the sinners, the failures and the fools.
What a beautiful letdown
are we salt in the wound?
Let us sing one true tune.
(Beautiful Letdown by Switchfoot)

LoCTY !!!!

PS If anyone wants the two previous emails 'bout Adam jus lemme know. Apologies if you didn't get them.

PPS Thanks to those of you at Maximen last night and thanks to Donny and Peter letting His Holy Spirit guide them in truth and love. It was really a special deposit of love.

PSP 'Fessing up to a mistake on one of my previous emails. It was not Nicky Gumble but Nicky Lee if that means anything to youse. Thanks Shannon A for that info.

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