Tuesday, August 16, 2011

My Stupidity

In my native eastern North Carolina home, there's "a kicking machine" alongside Highway 70. Yes, when I was a boy, my Grandaddy Gray explained to me how it worked. You would deposit a quarter in the machine, stand yourself on the "X", bend yourself over, and a mechanical boot would kick you square in the seat of the pants.

Reading Jeremiah's words I am reminded of that unusual contraption:

I turned away from God, but then I was sorry. I kicked myself for my stupidity! I was thoroughly ashamed of all I did in my younger days.
-- Jeremiah 31:19 (NLT)

I will ever love and trust Him. In His presence daily live.


KLW said...

Forgive me for what I’ve done father,
For I know it was wrong,
Forgive me for my actions father,
For my empty air of thoughts,
For My stupidity which I thought was wisdom,
For my many selfish ways,
For not coming to you when I needed someone,
For playing my life as a game,
For the moments I didn’t cherish,
For not taking your way,
But still by my side you stayed father,
Still unconditional love you gave,
Forgive me for not giving it back to you father

Dora Leticia Casarez

i am Grateful... Kerry i am. said...

I am so glad my past in under The Blood of Jesus and my present and future are in His Holy Nail-scared Hands. Mercy came running my way.

Martin LaBar said...

A Kicking machine? Profiting from masochism, I guess.

i am Grateful... Kerry i am. said...

It was unique. it is actually still there as a roadside museum piece of sorts.