Passion is a gritty kind of love, tough and

optimistic enthusiasm that overcomes negativity and inconvenience to make it

through to the end. (10,000 Reasons Overflow)

Wednesday, August 01, 2007

Lipstick & bulldog

First of all, why the heck can't I find a good red lipstick. I had a favorite... and you know what happened??? they discontinued it. why do they do that? Can't seem to find one that isn't "here comes Margie's lips, oh, there's Margie" Drives me crazy...

John 10:10The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.

Ok, now onto something much more important. This morning I learned that someone I knew killed themself. I knew "of" this person but didn't really "know" them. He was a frequenter of the local coney island, and years ago, hit on me on a VERY regular basis. One word, Creeper. This guy gave me the creeps, but I feel terrible that he killed himself, because there's not too much doubt in my mind where he is, and let's just say that I don't think we will be seeing him in Heaven. Not because he killed himself but because I don't think he was into the whole "Jesus thing".

I wonder... could I have done something to change his fate? The days of him talking to me where well before accepting Christ, but what if I would have tried to reach all those who needed reaching? What if... I tend not to live my life on "what if's" just like I don't like my life on "woulda, coulda, shoulda's". But really, what if...

I think about how no matter what he has done, Christ would have accepted him with open arms, forgiven him for his mistakes, his transgressions, all of the stupid things he did. Christ loves us for all that we are, though I am sure sometimes he doesn't always like our choices very much.

It makes me sad. I hope I'm wrong about where "bulldog" ended up. I hope "the thief" didn't get him, I hope he was healed. I hope he lived within "the stripes".

Isaiah 53:5 But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed.


Pat said...

I have no answer to the lipstick dilemma - I've had my own problems trying to find underwear I like - my favorites were discontinued too. Drives me crazy!!
I too hope that Bulldog lived within the stripes. All he needed to do was call on, and accept the name of Jesus with his dying breath...I pray that's what happened.

Heather Smith said...

I'm a lipgloss girl so I can't help you with the lipstick!
The thing about Bulldog is so sad. It seems like I hear about people doing this more and more recently. We definitely live in depressing, crazy times. And honestly without Christ I don't know how people make it. As you said, I pray that Bulldog had learned the truth.

Jada's Gigi said...

no what you mean bout the lipstick!! as for bulldog... the Holy Spirit is quite capable of drawing, wooing, and winning those with His mark upon them..don't you feel one pinch of guilt about condemnation to those in Christ!

Sara said...

bulldog wasn't "found" in the woods a few days ago, was he? know this my friend; no one dies without someone sharing Jesus first. God wanted him home, only bulldog himself could've said no.

Arlene - BY HIS STRIPES!!! said...

That lipstick thing...lipstick doesn't stay on me over 5 minutes, so I can't help you there.

As far as Bulldog, God is always there, so hopefully with his last breath he DID call on Him. Hopefully he didn't have to wait that long.