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Second Chance (to dig and dung)
김 도윤 님의 글입니다. 2008-02-13 01:11:46, 조회 : 2,400, 추천 : 304

I had numerous chances to accept Christ in my younger days.  If I had accepted Christ first chance I had, I would have been a much more effective Christian by now.  The first was when my junior high school friend tried to share the gospel with me.  Another friend was trying... He was so fluent in the Bible that he could memorize and recite the entire Bible.  I had a lot of respect for him.  He was always number one out of over 700-kid class for all the tests.  I wanted to become like him as far as the knowledge was concerned.  Later he became a professor of chemistry in one of the most prominent universities in Korea.  But I did not accept Christ.

Then in high school, one of my other friends and my neighbor tried to evangelize me.  It did not work.  In New York, after immigrating to the US, school friends and the JDSN for the CCC group tried and did not work.  At one point I even tried to take my own life.

After moving to Houston, I was dragged to a church by my aunt, and I became more and more indignant and rebellious.  It was not until I was so isolated and grew weary to a point that I could harm someone, if encountered at the right moment, to meet Christ.

One of the church friends gave me a book called “Rapture.”  As I was reading this book, first time in my life, I cried so hard for my soul and cried my eyes out.  The book was so wet and mutilated that I had to throw the book away.  I went to a church the following Sunday on my own.  This is a short summary of God’s loving-kindness poured upon me.  God gave me many many second chances.

Among the Words for today, Luke 13:1-17, the verses 8 and 9 struck me so hard that I had to write this before I start the work.  Galileans perished because they did not repent not because Pilate had an absolute authority to kill anyone.  The eighteen who died when the tower in Siloam fell on them are not any guiltier than people in Jerusalem and me.  The common thrust here was that they did not repent.

In verses 8 and 9, those who do not bear the fruits are pleading to God to give them a second chance.  They pledge that they would dig around (for my sins) and fertilize (dung for fruits) the fig trees planted in the vineyard.  Apostle Paul characterizes the fruits of flesh best in Philippians 3:8.  “또한 모든 것을 해로 여김은 내 주 그리스도 예수를 아는 지식이 가장 고상함을 인함이라 내가 그를 위하여 모든 것을 잃어버리고 배설물로 여김은 그리스도를 얻고”  The products of our metabolism are energy, urine, carbon dioxide and dung.  Energy, when used for the God’s work and evangelism, bears fruits.  When used for fights, personal glory, and sins, the energy is wasted.  Dung and urine remain dung and urine not used as fertilizers.  Even now God is working on someone that I should reach, and He is willing to give him/her a second chance.

May the Lord please show me someone that I can help on Your behalf.  May the Lord please do not let this 316 New Life Festival be just an event.  Please cultivate my heart to make the evangelism my life style.  I do not know that many non-Christians.  May the Lord give me a chance to meet them.  Work on the hearts of some of our cell group members (men) to ignite their hearts for the same passion that Jesus Christ has for me.

Since my Korean typing is so slow, I have written this in English.  Please accept my apologies.


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