In the wee hours of the morning we went Black Friday shopping. In our sweats and warm fuzzies we waited patiently for a chance to grab a great deal on a crock-pot. We were happy ~ cracking jokes, laughing and giggling at nonsensical subjects. We rounded a corner as the line moved, and were greeted by a friendly voice saying, "Merry Christmas." An arm reached out extending a tract into my hands. I looked at it with a smile and sent up a prayer thanking God for those young evangelists. I turned to make a comment to a friend, but my eye caught something.

Torn pieces of paper floating down into the mud.
A look of disgust and bitterness upon his face. 

I gazed at the at the person with an ache of sadness in my soul. 
Our line moved. Feet trample upon the soaked pages. 
More torn remains crossed my vision. 
More angry words.

 Thrown away.

He who came to seek and to save that which was lost.

{"He was despised and forsaken of men, a man of sorrows and acquainted with grief; and like one from who men hide their face. He was despised, and we did not esteem Him. Surely our griefs He Himself bore, and our sorrows He 
carried; Yet we ourselves esteemed Him stricken, smitten of God, and afflicted. But He 
was pierced through for out transgressions, He was crushed for our iniquities; The 
chastening for our well being fell upon Him, and by His stripes we are healed. All of us 
like sheep have gone astray, each of us has turned his own way; but the Lord has caused 
the iniquity of us all to fall upon Him...He Himself bore the sin of many, and interceded for  the transgressors."} ~~Isaiah.53:3-6,12


  1. Wow - that's so sad. Good parallel, K-tch!

  2. Hmmm...I am positive I commented on this...*testtesttest* :)

  3. Ohh I see now...it's a bit more complicated than usual. ;) SO, since you didn't get the one I left yesterday, I shall comment again! :D

    Kaytra! Hey! :) Thanks for the comment/visit~~aww, how awesome that we have so much in common! And guess what: I looked at your "about me" and saw that we have the same birthday month, too! My birthday is August 15th. :) Ooh, you play the piano, too? Yay! And are a pen-pal? Sweet. :] AND, of course I know you are a photographer..I looove the photo you have of yourself on your about page! Super cute. :) Haha~I loved meeting you the other night, too--you are so cheerful and friendly, which is nice because usually when I meet new people, *I* have to do all the talking and smiling..haha. ;) You made me feel like I had known you for forever..and I hope we will meet up again! I would LOVE to get to know you better and see you sometime! <3

    I love this article, btw..so sad, and true. :/ But very well-written. :] Hey, if you ever need someone to help you out with your design (I know you said you were going over to someone's house to figure some stuff out), I'd be happy to help! :) I actually have a blog design business and would love to do your's (for free, o'course--you're a friend!;) if you are ever in need.

    Have a lovely day!~~


  4. August is an amazing month {yes, i am a tad bit prejudiced}.
    Freals??? Oh my goodness! I would be tickled pink and am having a giggle fit! To have the honor of one of your designs! Oh goodness. Words cannot contain my excitement!! That is SO SWEET OF YOU!! i would L.O.V.E. it!!!!
    Oh, and btw, don't stress about it. Whenever the time is right for you to work on it...it is totally what's best for you. Not a necessity in my life...but i am so thrilled!!!
    Ah! I feel like a spoiled little girl, and IT"S NOT EVEN CHRISTMAS YET!! :p
    Thank you friend. We must meet for coffee sometime. Halfway. :)

    Smiling happily ~ your August buddy~
    <3 K'tch


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