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Some years ago, on a hot summer day in south Florida, a little boy
decided to go for a swim in the old swimming hole that was behind his
house. In a hurry to dive into the cool water, he ran out through the
back door, leaving behind shoes, socks, and shirt as he went.

He flew into the water, not realizing that as he swam toward the middle
of the lake, an alligator was swimming toward the shore.

In the house, his mother was looking out through the window. She saw the
two as they got closer and closer together. In utter fear, she ran toward
the water, yelling to her son as loudly as she could.

Hearing her voice, the little boy became alarmed, and made a U-turn to
swim to his mother. It was too late. Just as he reached her, the
alligator reached him. >From the dock, the mother grabbed her little boy
by the arms, just as the alligator snatched his legs. That began a very
incredible tug-of-war between the two.

The alligator was much stronger than the mother, but the mother was much
too passionate to let go.

A farmer happened to drive by, heard her screams, raced from his truck,
took aim, and shot the alligator. Remarkably, after weeks and weeks in
the hospital, the little boy SURVIVED. His legs were extremely scarred by
the vicious attack of the animal. On his arms, there were deep scratches
where his mother's fingernails dug into his flesh; in her effort to hang
on to the son she loved.

The newspaper reporter, who interviewed the boy after the trauma, asked
the boy if he would show him his scars.

The boy lifted his pantlegs. Then, with obvious pride, he said to the
reporter, 'But look at my arms. I have great scars on my arms, too. I
have them because my Mom wouldn't let go.'

You and I can identify with that little boy.

We have scars, too. No, not from an alligator, but the scars of a painful
past. Some of those scars are unsightly, and have caused us deep regret.
But, some wounds, my friend, are because God has refused to let go. In
the midst of your struggle, He's been right there, holding on to you.

The Scripture teaches that God loves you.

You are a child of God. He wants to protect you, and provide for you in
every way. But, sometimes, we foolishly wade into dangerous situations,
not knowing what lies ahead. The swimming hole of life is filled with
peril and we forget that the enemy is waiting to attack. That is when the
tug-of-war begins.

If you have the scars of His love on your arms, be very, very grateful.
He will not ever let you go.

Please pass this on to those you love. God has blessed you, so that you
can be a blessing to others. You just never know where a person is in
his/her life, and what they are going through.

Never judge other persons scars, because you don't know how they got

Also, it is so important that we are not too selfish to receive the
blessings of these messages without forwarding them to someone else.

Right now, someone needs to know that God loves them, and you love them
enough to not let them go!!!
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Love this story, thanks for sharing!!! Be Blessed!!!
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Whoaaaaaaaaa Psyche!!!!!! This really got to me and GOD's love tore me up on this one! It reminded me of GOD's love while reading the story, then you hit the nail on the head. What a wonderful comparrison you made there and your story was very well written. Is it true? -Dawn
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Post by ImSaved2 »

This is a great story!!! Thanks for sharing it!!! Jeanette
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Post by Psyche »

Thanks for appreciating... this story was just sent to me through email by a friend. I posted it here because it had touched me so much and I want that everybody may be reminded of how great the love of God can be... :)
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I have always loved this one too, thanks so much for posting it here so all could be blessed by it!
love always,
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