Wednesday, August 8, 2007


i was in the twin cities yesterday. i have to admit i might have been a little skittish driving across the hwy 52 bridge into downtown st. paul, thinking again of the bridge collapse last week. i happened to be in minneapolis on i-35w the day before it collapsed. who knows, maybe if those bolts had been a little rustier or if a few more semis would have crossed it, maybe it would have collapsed the day before. who knows. it just reminded me of the uncertainty of this life. made we want to live life more fully. more sympathetically, more happily, more testimonially (is that a word?), more aggressively, more contentedly...

a friend told me of a missionary from cali, columbia, who once said something along the lines of "God knows the exact time that i'm going to die, and until then, i'm immortal." this realization freed him to go and minister to drug cartels and youth gangs, where he saw hundreds of lives transformed. what an amazing story. nothing can touch us unless God allows it. if you're still alive, it's because He has a purpose and a plan for you.

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