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Stealing grace…

vader on a tricycle

Years back as a young punk kid, a friend and I stole some video games downtown.

Even worst, we put it in the backpack of another friend, without telling him. I remember sweating as I watched him prance through the metal detectors completely oblivious he was carrying our stolen goods.

Needless to say my friend wasn’t all too happy when he found out. He would later become the best man at my wedding. That in itself is a testimony to grace.

The heart-pounding part of the story is when we were in the mall later laughing about how we just scored, and a security guard yells out ‘Hey you!”

We tried to ignore him and just kept walking.

He quickly runs up to us. I almost urinate.

and he says “Gung hay fat choy!” (It was the Chinese New Year).

We make some small talk and he wishes us all the best.

Sometimes this is how I feel when I enter the presence of God. I’m exposed with all my failings, and as if He was almost oblivious to them all, He sends me forward with all His best.

{ 3 comments… add one }

  • obahsomah March 13, 2007, 1:41 pm

    Hey where did you find that picture of me?

    I like how you compare your punk days with a walk with Christ. So true.

  • obahsomah March 14, 2007, 12:21 am

    504 views…dude tell me you are making some cash on those ads! ha ha ha!!!

  • Lon March 14, 2007, 6:56 am

    Hey Deana, i thougth the picture was hilarious. my brother in-law owns a mask, next time i go visit, i’ll be sure to take some good photos with it.

    and the views, yeah i have no idea what’s going on there… i wish the ads were based on views rather than clicks… i think i’m averaging 5 bucks or so a month right now.

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