“BODY PIERCING SAVED MY LIFE.” That was the curious statement on the front of the guy’s T-shirt. He had a small diamond stud in one ear lobe and a big smile on his face.
I WAS MEETING a group to snorkel in the Cove at La Jolla, and even at 8 a.m., parking was almost nonexistent.
The Earring Guy and his wife were preparing to pull their van out of a prime parking place. He spotted me and motioned for me to wait as they finished packing. When he came up to my car, I commented on his shirt. He flashed another grin and turned around to reveal a familiar Bible verse on the back of his T-shirt:
But He was pierced for our rebellion, crushed for our sins.
He was beaten so we could be whole. He was whipped so we could be healed. (Isaiah 53:5)
THE PROPHET ISAIAH described the death of Jesus on the Cross seven hundred years before His birth and centuries before crucifixion had even been invented. It’s only one of over three hundred Old Testament prophesies fulfilled by Jesus.
IS YOU IS OR IS YOU AIN’T? For me, 47 years ago, it wasn’t intellectual arguments about fulfilled prophecy that drew me to Jesus Christ. It was very personal. My life had spun out of control. I was at the end of myself (Which I know now is a very good place to be. I was out of options!).
HE MET ME right where I was. He rescued me from myself. He gave me a new life. People joke about being “Borned Again”, but I’m just tellin’ you what happened! Tomorrow I, along with millions of others, celebrate His victory over death itself. Check it out!
LITTLE WHITE CHURCH…Wondering where to go tomorrow morning? Let me personally invite you to Horizon Lodi. We meet in a quaint 98-year-old church at 415 South Garfield. It’s a party! Christ-followers have a lot to celebrate. Start time is 9:45 a.m. I’ll be playing blues harp behind guest musician Mondo, but I’ll be looking for you. It’s a good life.