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November 21, 2019
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  • - WE THINK IF WE STILL FEEL PAIN
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  • THAT SOMEHOW EITHER GOD ISN'T REAL
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  • OR IF HE IS REAL HE HAS ABANDONED US.
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  • SO I'VE HAD TO SPEND THE LAST FEW YEARS
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  • NOT ONLY PHYSICALLY COMING BACK TO LIFE
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  • BUT TRYING TO RESURRECT MY FAITH WALK AFTER
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  • QUESTIONING SOME ASPECTS ABOUT WHAT I BELIEVE.
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  • WHAT DO I DO WHEN GOD DOESN'T ALWAYS BEHAVE
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  • THE WAY I THINK HE SHOULD?
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  • MICHELE CUSHATT HELPS US SEE
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  • GOD'S RELENTLESS LOVING PRESENCE
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  • IN THE MIDST OF PAIN. NEXT!
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  • James: THANK YOU.
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  • THANK YOU VERY, VERY MUCH.
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  • MICHELE CUSHATT IS WITH US
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  • AND SHE'S GOT A BOOK TITLED,
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  • RELENTLESS :
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  • THE UNSHAKEABLE PRESENCE
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  • OF A GOD WHO NEVER LEAVES.
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  • I'M TELLING YOU THE ENEMY
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  • WILL TELL YOU THAT YOU ARE
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  • ALONE WHEN YOU'RE NOT.
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  • BUT SOMETIMES
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  • THE WEIGHT IS HEAVY.
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  • MICHELE UNDERSTOOD WITH
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  • A TERRIFIC BATTLE, SEVERAL
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  • OF THEM THROUGHOUT HER LIFE;
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  • ONE OF THEM WITH CANCER
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  • THAT STARTED ON HER TONGUE,
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  • LOST TWO THIRDS OF HER TONGUE.
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  • BUT BOY THE BATTLE
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  • SHE'S BEEN IN!
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  • AND WHAT SHE'S ABLE TO SHARE,
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  • THIS IS A PHENOMENAL BOOK.
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  • YOU'RE GOING TO SEE THAT.
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  • WHERE A LOT OF PEOPLE ARE,
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  • SHE MEETS THEM RIGHT
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  • WHERE THEY ARE AND I THINK
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  • LEADS THEM INTO
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  • THE PRESENCE OF GOD.
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  • I THINK SHE IS GOING TO BE
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  • A TREMENDOUS BLESSING.
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  • IT'S A MIRACLE THAT
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  • SHE'S ABLE TO TALK.
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  • WOULD YOU WELCOME MICHELE
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  • TO LIFE TODAY ?
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  • Michele: THANK YOU, JAMES,
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  • BETTY.
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  • James: LET ME JUST ASK YOU
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  • THIS BECAUSE WE ACTUALLY
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  • LOST A DAUGHTER WHO HAD CANCER
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  • THAT STARTED WITH THE TONGUE,
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  • AND IT WAS
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  • A SEVEN-YEAR BATTLE.
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  • AND SHE IS PERFECT NOW.
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  • HOW LONG AGO DID YOU HAVE
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  • THE BATTLE AND LOSE
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  • THAT PART OF YOUR TONGUE?
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  • Michele: IT STARTED ACTUALLY
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  • ALMOST NINE YEARS AGO NOW.
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  • I WAS 39 YEARS OLD; A MOM,
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  • A WIFE, AN ORDINARY TUESDAY
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  • BEFORE THANKSGIVING.
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  • AND FULL OF JOY AND SO MUCH
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  • TO BE GRATEFUL FOR.
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  • AND ON A TUESDAY MORNING
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  • RIGHT AFTER I SENT MY KIDS
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  • FROM MY DOCTOR.
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  • HE SIMPLY SAID, "I'M SORRY,
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  • MICHELE, IT'S NOT GOOD."
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  • WHAT HAPPENED IS A WEEK BEFORE
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  • I HAD AN ULCER ON MY TONGUE
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  • THAT JUST WOULDN'T GO AWAY.
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  • I WENT TO THE DOCTOR.
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  • ON A WHIM HE DECIDED TO DO
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  • A BIOPSY BUT MUST HAVE TOLD ME
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  • NO LESS THAN A DOZEN TIMES,
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  • "IT'S FINE! IT'S FINE!
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  • YOU HAVE NOTHING
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  • TO WORRY ABOUT"
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  • UNTIL THAT TUESDAY MORNING
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  • WHEN HE TOLD ME THAT
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  • HE HAD BEEN MISTAKEN.
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  • IT WAS SQUAMOUS CELL CARCINOMA
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  • OF THE TONGUE.
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  • THAT FIRST TIME IT WAS
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  • RELATIVELY, BEST-CASE SCENARIO
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  • FOR CANCER.
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  • THEY CAUGHT IT EARLY.
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  • WE HAD A SURGERY.
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  • WE TOOK IT OUT.
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  • WE THOUGHT CANCER WAS GONE.
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  • PUT IT IN A BOX AND SET IT
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  • ON THE SHELF NEVER EXPECTING
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  • TO SEE IT AGAIN.
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  • IN THE FIVE YEARS FOLLOWING
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  • IT CAME BACK TWO MORE TIMES.
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  • THE THIRD TIME IT CAME BACK
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  • WAS AGAIN RIGHT BEFORE
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  • THANKSGIVING OF 2014.
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  • AND BASICALLY, AT THAT POINT
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  • DOCTORS DID NOT HAVE
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  • ANY PROMISES OF A CURE.
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  • NO PROMISES OF A HAPPY ENDING.
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  • THEY GAVE ME TWO WEEKS
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  • TO GET MY AFFAIRS IN ORDER,
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  • PUT ME IN THE HOSPITAL WHERE
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  • THEY DID A NINE-HOUR SURGERY
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  • WHERE THEY REMOVED
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  • TWO THIRDS OF MY TONGUE.
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  • CUT MY ARM OPEN FROM WRIST
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  • TO ELBOW TO HELP
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  • REBUILD MY TONGUE.
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  • CUT OPEN MY LEG AND MY NECK
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  • AS WELL TO TRY TO GET RID
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  • OF ALL THE EVIDENCES
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  • OF CANCER, AND THEN
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  • PUT ME BACK TOGETHER AGAIN.
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  • I WAS LIKE HUMPTY DUMPTY.
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  • WHAT FOLLOWED IN THE MONTHS
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  • AFTER THAT SURGERY THEN
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  • WAS EXTREME RADIATION
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  • AND CHEMOTHERAPY.
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  • THE DOCTORS SAID BASICALLY
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  • THEY NEEDED TO TAKE ME
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  • TO THE BRINK OF DEATH
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  • IN THE HOPES OF
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  • MAYBE SAVING MY LIFE.
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  • SO TRULY, I NEVER EXPECTED
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  • TO BE HERE STILL.
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  • James: AND THAT'S SO MUCH
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  • A PART OF THE JOURNEY
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  • AND YOU HELD ON.
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  • I JUST WANT TO PAUSE HERE
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  • AND JUST THANK GOD.
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  • LORD, I WANT TO THANK YOU FOR
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  • MICHELE'S MIRACULOUS JOURNEY.
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  • WE THANK YOU FOR THE JOURNEY
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  • OUR DAUGHTER HAD TOO
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  • AND THAT SHE IS IN
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  • YOUR PRESENCE, AND DO
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  • SOME THINGS THAT WE DON'T
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  • UNDERSTAND AND A LOT
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  • OF PEOPLE RIGHT NOW
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  • ARE WATCHING AND LOOKING IN
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  • AND THEY NEED YOUR ARMS
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  • AROUND THEM.
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  • THEY NEED TO BE HELD
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  • REAL CLOSE TO YOUR HEART
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  • LIKE YOU HELD OUR DAUGHTER
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  • THROUGHOUT THE JOURNEY
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  • AND YOU HELD US,
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  • AND AFTER THE JOURNEY.
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  • BUT ALSO WITH MICHELE.
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  • AND IN THIS JOURNEY THAT
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  • SHE WAS ON YOU TAUGHT HER
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  • A LOT AND SHE REALLY WANTS
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  • TO SHARE THAT.
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  • SO I ASK THAT YOU BLESS HER
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  • AS WE TRY TO REACH OUT
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  • AND GET YOUR ARMS
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  • AROUND EVERYONE WATCHING
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  • ON TELEVISION, WHEREVER
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  • THEY ARE, AND IN THE STUDIO
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  • SO YOU CAN PULL THEM UP
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  • REAL CLOSE TO YOUR HEART,
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  • AND THEN BEGIN TO FLOW
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  • YOUR LOVE AND YOUR LIFE
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  • THROUGH THEM FREELY;
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  • IN JESUS' NAME.
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  • MICHELE, I SENSE THAT
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  • THROUGH THE BATTLE,
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  • YOU KNOW YOU TALK ABOUT
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  • THE UNSHAKEABLE PRESENCE
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  • OF A GOD THAT NEVER LEAVES
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  • BECAUSE I THINK WHEN
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  • WE GO THROUGH SOME OF
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  • HE IS NOT THERE.
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  • JESUS EVEN ASKED
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  • THE HORRIBLE EFFECT OF
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  • WHY DID YOU FORSAKE ME?
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  • IN ORDER TO EXPERIENCE
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  • THE FULL WEIGHT OF OUR SIN.
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  • AND YET, THE ENEMY IS TRYING
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  • TO TELL YOU THIS.
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  • TELL US HOW, EVEN HERE
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  • IN THE BOOK, YOU TRY TO
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  • SHOW PEOPLE THAT EVEN IN
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  • THE MIDST OF PAIN
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  • OR SUFFERING OR WHATEVER,
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  • AND THROUGH YOUR LIFE YOU HAD
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  • SOME PRETTY HARD TIMES.
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  • HOW DO YOU FIND YOURSELF
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  • EXPERIENCING THAT PRESENCE?
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  • Michele: WELL, WE SEE THE FACT
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  • THAT I'M STILL HERE AS
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  • A MIRACLE AND IT CERTAIN IS.
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  • I'M STILL ALIVE.
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  • BUT I LIVE WITH PERMANENT
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  • FUNCTIONAL DISABILITIES:
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  • EATING, TALKING, SWALLOWING
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  • IS EXTRAORDINARILY
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  • DIFFICULT FOR ME.
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  • I HAVE CHRONIC PAIN
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  • ALL THE TIME.
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  • AND NOT TO MENTION
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  • THAT MY LIFE NOW LOOKS
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  • VERY DIFFERENT THAN BEFORE.
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  • ITS JUST A HARD THING TO LIVE
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  • IN PAIN 24 HOURS A DAY.
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  • SO YOU HAVE ON ONE HAND
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  • THE CELEBRATION OF THE MIRACLE
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  • YOU SAY BUT GOD,
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  • WHY WON'T YOU BRING RELIEF?
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  • AND I KNOW THAT THERE ARE
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  • PEOPLE WATCHING TODAY THAT
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  • THEY ARE IN THAT PLACE OF
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  • THEY'RE STILL HERE BUT
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  • THEY HAVE THIS ONGOING PAIN
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  • THAT IS UNRESOLVED.
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  • WE EQUATE THE PRESENCE OF PAIN
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  • WITH THE ABSENCE OF GOD.
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  • RIGHT?
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  • WE THINK IF WE STILL FEEL PAIN
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  • THAT SOMEHOW EITHER
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  • GOD ISN'T REAL OR IF
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  • HE IS REAL HE'S ABANDONED US.
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  • SO I'VE HAD TO SPEND
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  • THE LAST FEW YEARS NOT ONLY
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  • PHYSICALLY COMING BACK
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  • TO LIFE BUT TRYING TO
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  • RESURRECT MY FAITH WALK
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  • AFTER QUESTIONING SOME ASPECTS
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  • ABOUT WHAT I BELIEVE.
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  • WHAT DO I DO WHEN GOD DOESN'T
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  • ALWAYS BEHAVE THE WAY
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  • THAT I THINK HE SHOULD?
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  • WHAT DO I DO WITH THAT?
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  • James: TELL US.
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  • Michele: WELL, SOME OF IT
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  • I HAD TO GO BACK TO THE FACTS.
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  • I WAS BASING SO MUCH
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  • ON MY CIRCUMSTANCES
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  • AND MY EMOTIONS.
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  • I HAD TO GO BACK AND SAY,
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  • WHAT DO I REALLY BELIEVE?
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  • AND I LITERALLY STARTED
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  • IN THE BOOK OF GENESIS
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  • AND WENT ALL THE WAY THROUGH
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  • REVELATION AND TRIED TO SEE
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  • WHAT I COULD LEARN ABOUT
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  • GOD'S CHARACTER THERE.
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  • AND WHAT I DISCOVERED IS THAT
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  • FROM BEGINNING TO END,
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  • FROM FIRST PAGE TO END,
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  • GOD WAS ALL ABOUT
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  • BEING WITH US.
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  • WE SIT THERE AND THINK
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  • IT'S ALL ABOUT US TRYING TO
  • 00:07:22.080 --> 00:07:24.000
  • BE GOOD ENOUGH TO EARN HIM
  • 00:07:24.000 --> 00:07:25.160
  • AND FROM DAY ONE TO THE END
  • 00:07:25.160 --> 00:07:27.020
  • HE WAS TRYING TO CONVINCE US
  • 00:07:27.020 --> 00:07:28.130
  • OF HOW MUCH HE LOVES US.
  • 00:07:28.130 --> 00:07:30.150
  • HOW MUCH HE LOVES US.
  • 00:07:30.150 --> 00:07:31.290
  • PHILIP YANCEY SAID IT
  • 00:07:31.290 --> 00:07:33.040
  • THIS WAY, "FROM GENESIS 2
  • 00:07:33.040 --> 00:07:34.200
  • TO REVELATIONS 22
  • 00:07:34.200 --> 00:07:36.080
  • GOD IS TRYING TO GET
  • 00:07:36.080 --> 00:07:37.160
  • HIS FAMILY BACK."
  • 00:07:37.160 --> 00:07:39.210
  • AND AS I CONTINUED TO DIG
  • 00:07:39.210 --> 00:07:41.020
  • THROUGH THAT, ULTIMATELY,
  • 00:07:41.020 --> 00:07:42.130
  • I ENDED UP AT THE CROSS.
  • 00:07:42.130 --> 00:07:43.190
  • AND I REALIZED THAT GOD'S
  • 00:07:45.140 --> 00:07:46.170
  • AFFECTION FOR ME, HIS LOVE
  • 00:07:46.170 --> 00:07:48.110
  • FOR ME WAS SO GREAT THAT
  • 00:07:48.110 --> 00:07:50.150
  • THAT HURTS, THAT DOESN'T
  • 00:07:53.040 --> 00:07:54.250
  • ALWAYS WORK RIGHT,
  • 00:07:54.250 --> 00:07:56.100
  • THAT EXPERIENCES PAIN
  • 00:07:56.100 --> 00:07:57.190
  • SIMPLY SO I COULD BE
  • 00:07:57.190 --> 00:07:58.240
  • WITH HIM FOREVER.
  • 00:07:58.240 --> 00:08:00.210
  • SO ULTIMATELY, I HAD TO DECIDE
  • 00:08:00.210 --> 00:08:01.280
  • WHAT AM I GOING TO CHOOSE
  • 00:08:01.280 --> 00:08:03.040
  • TO BELIEVE?
  • 00:08:03.040 --> 00:08:04.080
  • AM I GOING TO CHOOSE
  • 00:08:04.080 --> 00:08:05.140
  • TO BELIEVE MY HISTORY
  • 00:08:05.140 --> 00:08:06.180
  • OR CHOOSE TO BELIEVE HIS?
  • 00:08:06.180 --> 00:08:07.250
  • DOESN'T ALWAYS GO AWAY
  • 00:08:09.020 --> 00:08:10.050
  • JUST LIKE YOU SAID.
  • 00:08:10.050 --> 00:08:11.150
  • EVEN IF WE DON'T EXPERIENCE IT
  • 00:08:11.150 --> 00:08:13.250
  • EXPERIENCE THAT PAIN.
  • 00:08:15.260 --> 00:08:17.100
  • BECAUSE OUR DAUGHTER IS NOT
  • 00:08:17.100 --> 00:08:18.190
  • WITH US HERE ON EARTH,
  • 00:08:18.190 --> 00:08:20.290
  • WE WILL SEE HER AGAIN SOMEDAY.
  • 00:08:20.290 --> 00:08:23.150
  • Michele: BUT THAT HURTS!
  • 00:08:23.150 --> 00:08:24.210
  • Betty: IT DOES HURT.
  • 00:08:24.210 --> 00:08:25.280
  • AND AT DIFFERENT TIMES
  • 00:08:25.280 --> 00:08:27.080
  • OF OUR SEASON IN LIFE THAT
  • 00:08:27.080 --> 00:08:29.000
  • IT COMES BACK AND HURTS,
  • 00:08:29.000 --> 00:08:30.190
  • THE PAIN, IT COMES BACK
  • 00:08:30.190 --> 00:08:31.230
  • AND HURTS.
  • 00:08:31.230 --> 00:08:33.020
  • BUT ALSO, I GUESS I WAS
  • 00:08:33.020 --> 00:08:34.130
  • REALLY BLESSED IN WHAT
  • 00:08:34.130 --> 00:08:36.150
  • WE WENT THROUGH THAT I ALWAYS
  • 00:08:36.150 --> 00:08:39.100
  • FELT THAT GOD WAS WITH ME.
  • 00:08:39.100 --> 00:08:41.200
  • HAD HE NOT BEEN, I COULDN'T
  • 00:08:41.200 --> 00:08:42.210
  • HAVE HELD ON TO ANYTHING.
  • 00:08:42.210 --> 00:08:44.200
  • OF COURSE, I HAD THE SUPPORT,
  • 00:08:44.200 --> 00:08:46.120
  • I HAD MY HUSBAND AND OUR
  • 00:08:46.120 --> 00:08:47.280
  • FAMILY AND FRIENDS THAT
  • 00:08:47.280 --> 00:08:49.050
  • LOVED US AND HELD US CLOSE.
  • 00:08:49.050 --> 00:08:50.270
  • BUT IT WAS A TIME FOR ME
  • 00:08:51.050 --> 00:08:54.050
  • WHEN I JUST HUNG ON TO GOD
  • 00:08:54.050 --> 00:08:56.160
  • WITH EVERYTHING I HAD.
  • 00:08:56.160 --> 00:08:57.250
  • BOTH HANDS, TOES,
  • 00:08:59.030 --> 00:09:00.100
  • EVERYTHING THAT YOU'VE GOT,
  • 00:09:00.100 --> 00:09:01.100
  • YOU HANG ON TO HIM.
  • 00:09:01.100 --> 00:09:02.180
  • ONE OF MY FAVORITE STORIES
  • 00:09:02.180 --> 00:09:03.240
  • IN THE NEW TESTAMENT
  • 00:09:03.240 --> 00:09:05.040
  • IT IS RIGHT AFTER
  • 00:09:06.180 --> 00:09:07.190
  • THE LAST SUPPER.
  • 00:09:07.190 --> 00:09:08.270
  • HE'S AT THAT PLACE.
  • 00:09:08.270 --> 00:09:10.000
  • JESUS KNOWS WHAT'S COMING.
  • 00:09:10.000 --> 00:09:12.120
  • PETER DOESN'T BUT JESUS KNOWS
  • 00:09:12.120 --> 00:09:13.250
  • HIS SUFFERING IS COMING.
  • 00:09:13.250 --> 00:09:15.230
  • AND HE LOOKS AT PETER
  • 00:09:15.230 --> 00:09:17.000
  • AND HE SAYS, "SATAN HAS ASKED
  • 00:09:17.000 --> 00:09:18.280
  • TO SIFT YOU AS WHEAT BUT
  • 00:09:18.280 --> 00:09:21.250
  • I HAVE PRAYED FOR YOU THAT
  • 00:09:21.250 --> 00:09:24.080
  • YOUR FAITH WOULD NOT FAIL."
  • 00:09:24.080 --> 00:09:25.250
  • I HAVE READ THAT SECTION
  • 00:09:25.250 --> 00:09:26.280
  • OVER AND OVER AGAIN.
  • 00:09:26.280 --> 00:09:28.040
  • WHAT THAT TELLS ME IS
  • 00:09:28.040 --> 00:09:29.190
  • THEY ARE ON THE PRECIPICE
  • 00:09:29.190 --> 00:09:30.270
  • OF UNBELIEVABLE SUFFERING --
  • 00:09:30.270 --> 00:09:32.280
  • ALL OF THEM!
  • 00:09:32.280 --> 00:09:34.020
  • THEY'RE ABOUT READY
  • 00:09:34.020 --> 00:09:35.060
  • TO LOSE EVERYTHING!
  • 00:09:35.060 --> 00:09:36.120
  • IN THAT MOMENT JESUS DOESN'T
  • 00:09:36.120 --> 00:09:37.230
  • PRAY FOR PETER'S HEALTH,
  • 00:09:37.230 --> 00:09:39.170
  • HE DOESN'T PRAY FOR
  • 00:09:39.170 --> 00:09:40.200
  • PETER'S CAREER,
  • 00:09:40.200 --> 00:09:42.290
  • HE DOESN'T PRAY FOR
  • 00:09:42.290 --> 00:09:44.170
  • PETER'S HOME OR FAMILY.
  • 00:09:44.170 --> 00:09:47.130
  • HE TELLS PETER, "I'M GOING
  • 00:09:47.130 --> 00:09:48.210
  • TO PRAY FOR THE THING THAT
  • 00:09:48.210 --> 00:09:49.220
  • MATTERS MOST RIGHT NOW.
  • 00:09:49.220 --> 00:09:50.280
  • YOU DON'T REALIZE THIS, PETER
  • 00:09:50.280 --> 00:09:52.020
  • BUT WHAT IS AT STAKE IN
  • 00:09:52.020 --> 00:09:53.080
  • THIS MOMENT IS NOT ANYTHING
  • 00:09:53.080 --> 00:09:54.200
  • BUT YOUR FAITH."
  • 00:09:54.200 --> 00:09:57.030
  • AND I READ THAT AND IT WAS
  • 00:09:57.030 --> 00:09:58.200
  • LIKE GOD JUST SPOKE OVER ME
  • 00:09:58.200 --> 00:10:00.250
  • AND SAID, "MICHELE, YOU THINK
  • 00:10:00.250 --> 00:10:02.130
  • THAT WHAT'S AT STAKE HERE
  • 00:10:02.130 --> 00:10:03.240
  • IS HOW MANY YEARS
  • 00:10:03.240 --> 00:10:04.240
  • YOU'RE GOING TO LIVE.
  • 00:10:04.240 --> 00:10:06.080
  • YOU NEED TO KNOW THAT
  • 00:10:06.080 --> 00:10:07.130
  • WHAT IS AT STAKE HERE
  • 00:10:07.130 --> 00:10:08.170
  • HAS NOTHING TO DO
  • 00:10:08.170 --> 00:10:09.190
  • WITH WHAT THE DOCTOR SAYS.
  • 00:10:09.190 --> 00:10:11.020
  • IT HAS TO DO WITH YOUR FAITH."
  • 00:10:11.020 --> 00:10:12.260
  • AND JESUS HIMSELF
  • 00:10:12.260 --> 00:10:14.000
  • AND I BELIEVE THIS,
  • 00:10:14.000 --> 00:10:15.040
  • HAS PRAYED FOR MY FAITH
  • 00:10:15.040 --> 00:10:16.080
  • THAT IT WOULD NOT FAIL.
  • 00:10:16.080 --> 00:10:18.080
  • AND THE FACT THAT I CAN
  • 00:10:18.080 --> 00:10:19.120
  • SIT HERE NINE YEARS INTO
  • 00:10:19.120 --> 00:10:21.040
  • A HORRIFIC BATTLE AND SAY,
  • 00:10:21.040 --> 00:10:22.160
  • "I HAVE NEVER LOVED JESUS
  • 00:10:22.160 --> 00:10:23.240
  • MORE THAN I DO RIGHT NOW"
  • 00:10:23.240 --> 00:10:25.270
  • IS AN ANSWER TO HIS PRAYER
  • 00:10:25.270 --> 00:10:27.120
  • FOR MY FAITH.
  • 00:10:27.120 --> 00:10:29.220
  • THAT'S WHAT HELPS US
  • 00:10:29.220 --> 00:10:31.020
  • GET THROUGH THE PAIN
  • 00:10:31.020 --> 00:10:32.090
  • IS UNDERSTANDING REALLY
  • 00:10:32.090 --> 00:10:33.160
  • WHAT IS AT STAKE HERE.
  • 00:10:33.160 --> 00:10:34.290
  • WHAT IS AT STAKE?
  • 00:10:34.290 --> 00:10:36.080
  • SOMEHOW WE HAVE TO FIGURE OUT
  • 00:10:36.080 --> 00:10:37.180
  • HOW TO LIVE WITH ONE FOOT
  • 00:10:37.180 --> 00:10:38.230
  • ON HEAVEN AND ONE HAND
  • 00:10:38.230 --> 00:10:40.060
  • REACHING...
  • 00:10:40.060 --> 00:10:41.050
  • OR ONE FOOT ON EARTH
  • 00:10:41.050 --> 00:10:42.110
  • AND ONE HAND REACHING
  • 00:10:42.110 --> 00:10:43.160
  • FOR HEAVEN -- KIND OF LIKE
  • 00:10:43.160 --> 00:10:44.280
  • PAUL SAID, "TO LIVE IS CHRIST,
  • 00:10:44.280 --> 00:10:47.110
  • TO DIE IS GAIN."
  • 00:10:47.110 --> 00:10:49.010
  • I DON'T KNOW WHAT
  • 00:10:49.010 --> 00:10:50.040
  • I WOULD CHOOSE.
  • 00:10:50.040 --> 00:10:51.070
  • PART OF ME LONGS TO GO
  • 00:10:51.070 --> 00:10:52.060
  • AND BE WITH THE LORD
  • 00:10:52.060 --> 00:10:53.080
  • WHICH WOULD BE BETTER BY FAR.
  • 00:10:53.080 --> 00:10:54.130
  • BUT FOR NOW I'M HERE.
  • 00:10:54.130 --> 00:10:55.160
  • SO ONE OF THESE GIFTS OF
  • 00:10:55.160 --> 00:10:57.210
  • DEALING WITH SUCH SUFFERING
  • 00:10:57.210 --> 00:10:59.010
  • IS I GET THAT TENSION.
  • 00:10:59.010 --> 00:11:01.060
  • IF I DIDN'T MAKE IT
  • 00:11:01.060 --> 00:11:02.100
  • ANOTHER DAY,
  • 00:11:02.100 --> 00:11:03.190
  • JESUS IS WAITING FOR ME.
  • 00:11:03.190 --> 00:11:04.210
  • BUT AS LONG AS I'M HERE,
  • 00:11:04.210 --> 00:11:06.020
  • IT'S GOING TO BE FRUITFUL
  • 00:11:06.020 --> 00:11:07.040
  • LABOR FOR HIM.
  • 00:11:07.040 --> 00:11:08.070
  • WE'LL ALWAYS -- WE DON'T
  • 00:11:09.110 --> 00:11:10.120
  • ALWAYS GET THE ANSWERS.
  • 00:11:10.120 --> 00:11:11.170
  • OR THE ANSWERS WE WANT
  • 00:11:11.170 --> 00:11:12.250
  • ESPECIALLY BUT STILL
  • 00:11:12.250 --> 00:11:15.020
  • WE HAVE TO HAVE THAT FAITH
  • 00:11:15.020 --> 00:11:16.090
  • Michele: IT'S INTERESTING
  • 00:11:17.150 --> 00:11:18.170
  • HOW MUCH WE WANT ANSWERS;
  • 00:11:18.170 --> 00:11:19.280
  • ISN'T IT?
  • 00:11:19.280 --> 00:11:21.190
  • ANSWERS...
  • 00:11:21.190 --> 00:11:22.250
  • WE THINK THE ANSWERS
  • 00:11:22.250 --> 00:11:23.290
  • WILL MAKE US FEEL BETTER.
  • 00:11:23.290 --> 00:11:25.250
  • I HAVE...
  • 00:11:25.250 --> 00:11:27.030
  • TRUST ME, I'M A PRETTY
  • 00:11:27.030 --> 00:11:28.180
  • BULLDOG PERSONALITY.
  • 00:11:28.180 --> 00:11:30.060
  • ME AND GOD WRESTLE AND
  • 00:11:30.060 --> 00:11:31.260
  • I TRY TO GET HIM TO GIVE ME
  • 00:11:31.260 --> 00:11:33.000
  • THE ANSWERS I WANT.
  • 00:11:33.000 --> 00:11:34.160
  • I WANT HIM TO TELL ME WHY.
  • 00:11:34.160 --> 00:11:36.120
  • WE WANT ANSWERS BUT
  • 00:11:36.120 --> 00:11:38.040
  • I SUSPECT THAT IF EVERYTHING
  • 00:11:38.040 --> 00:11:40.080
  • WAS NICE AND NEAT AND TIDY,
  • 00:11:40.080 --> 00:11:42.090
  • GOD WOULD BE TOO SMALL.
  • 00:11:42.090 --> 00:11:44.200
  • I WANT GOD TO BE SO BIG,
  • 00:11:44.200 --> 00:11:46.250
  • SO BEYOND MY ABILITY
  • 00:11:46.250 --> 00:11:48.200
  • TO WRAP MY MIND AROUND HIM.
  • 00:11:48.200 --> 00:11:50.240
  • AND THAT MEANS IF I WANT HIM
  • 00:11:50.240 --> 00:11:52.020
  • TO BE THAT BIG, I HAVE
  • 00:11:52.020 --> 00:11:53.250
  • TO BE OKAY WITH MYSTERY.
  • 00:11:54.060 --> 00:11:57.060
  • James: YOU INDICATED IN
  • 00:11:57.060 --> 00:11:58.120
  • AND THIS IS WHERE YOU JUST
  • 00:12:00.070 --> 00:12:01.090
  • KIND OF GET INTO A SITUATION
  • 00:12:01.090 --> 00:12:03.150
  • WHERE YOU'RE ABLE
  • 00:12:03.150 --> 00:12:04.210
  • LIVING WITH PAIN --
  • 00:12:07.080 --> 00:12:08.260
  • BY THE WAY, THE REASON LEPERS
  • 00:12:08.260 --> 00:12:11.100
  • ARE SO, LET'S SAY,
  • 00:12:11.100 --> 00:12:13.180
  • IN SUCH SERIOUS TROUBLE
  • 00:12:13.180 --> 00:12:15.100
  • IS THEY FEEL NO PAIN.
  • 00:12:15.100 --> 00:12:17.220
  • THEY CAN LITERALLY RUB
  • 00:12:17.220 --> 00:12:19.090
  • A FINGER OFF AND NEVER
  • 00:12:19.090 --> 00:12:20.140
  • KNOW THEY DID IT.
  • 00:12:20.140 --> 00:12:21.200
  • THEY CAN HURT THEMSELVES
  • 00:12:21.200 --> 00:12:22.230
  • AND NOT KNOW THEY JUST
  • 00:12:22.230 --> 00:12:23.230
  • DESTROYED SOMETHING.
  • 00:12:23.230 --> 00:12:24.280
  • THERE IS NO FEELING.
  • 00:12:24.280 --> 00:12:26.040
  • SO PAIN IS ACTUALLY
  • 00:12:26.040 --> 00:12:27.120
  • IN MANY WAYS A GIFT.
  • 00:12:27.120 --> 00:12:28.180
  • IT CAUTIONS YOU.
  • 00:12:28.180 --> 00:12:30.150
  • BUT WHEN YOU LIVE WITH IT
  • 00:12:30.150 --> 00:12:31.250
  • IT IS AN INCREDIBLE WEIGHT.
  • 00:12:32.010 --> 00:12:35.010
  • AND THE ENEMY IS TELLING YOU
  • 00:12:35.010 --> 00:12:36.050
  • THAT GOD HAS LEFT YOU
  • 00:12:36.050 --> 00:12:37.260
  • BUT HE HASN'T.
  • 00:12:37.260 --> 00:12:39.020
  • ONE OF THE THINGS
  • 00:12:39.020 --> 00:12:40.060
  • YOU ACTUALLY TALK ABOUT THOUGH
  • 00:12:40.060 --> 00:12:41.090
  • IS IN THE BATTLE,
  • 00:12:41.090 --> 00:12:42.150
  • THE JOURNEY YOU ACTUALLY
  • 00:12:42.150 --> 00:12:43.190
  • Michele: YES, IT IS VERY
  • 00:12:45.230 --> 00:12:46.250
  • DIFFICULT TO WAKE UP
  • 00:12:46.250 --> 00:12:48.030
  • EVERY DAY KNOWING THAT PAIN
  • 00:12:48.030 --> 00:12:49.210
  • IS WHAT YOUR DAY IS GOING
  • 00:12:49.210 --> 00:12:50.260
  • TO BE FILLED WITH.
  • 00:12:50.260 --> 00:12:52.050
  • THIS MOMENT BEING HERE TODAY
  • 00:12:53.120 --> 00:12:55.090
  • I HAVE HAD SOME OF
  • 00:12:55.090 --> 00:12:56.170
  • THE WORST PAIN DAYS
  • 00:12:56.170 --> 00:12:57.230
  • THAT I'VE HAD SO FAR.
  • 00:12:57.230 --> 00:12:59.120
  • AND THAT'S HARD.
  • 00:12:59.120 --> 00:13:01.050
  • THAT IS TRULY VERY,
  • 00:13:01.050 --> 00:13:02.140
  • VERY DIFFICULT.
  • 00:13:02.140 --> 00:13:03.200
  • AND YOU GET TO THAT PLACE
  • 00:13:03.200 --> 00:13:05.030
  • James: DO YOU HAVE A TYPICAL
  • 00:13:07.000 --> 00:13:08.110
  • WAY THAT YOU'VE LEARNED
  • 00:13:08.110 --> 00:13:09.160
  • TO DEAL WITH IT WHEN
  • 00:13:09.160 --> 00:13:10.210
  • IT IS HEAVY LIKE YOU SAID
  • 00:13:10.210 --> 00:13:11.240
  • IT WAS BEFORE YOU GOT HERE?
  • 00:13:11.240 --> 00:13:13.110
  • A VERY CLEAR PROCESS THAT
  • 00:13:14.150 --> 00:13:15.200
  • I DO NOW TO DEAL WITH
  • 00:13:15.200 --> 00:13:16.260
  • THOSE DAYS WHERE THE DESPAIR
  • 00:13:16.260 --> 00:13:18.000
  • WEIGHS ME DOWN.
  • 00:13:18.000 --> 00:13:19.030
  • THE FIRST ONE IS YOU HAVE
  • 00:13:19.030 --> 00:13:20.060
  • TO ACKNOWLEDGE IT.
  • 00:13:20.060 --> 00:13:21.200
  • SOMETIMES AS CHRISTIANS
  • 00:13:21.200 --> 00:13:22.250
  • WE DON'T DO A GREAT JOB
  • 00:13:22.250 --> 00:13:24.000
  • OF MAKING SPACE FOR PEOPLE
  • 00:13:24.000 --> 00:13:25.220
  • TO NOT BE OKAY.
  • 00:13:25.220 --> 00:13:27.220
  • AND SO BEING ABLE TO SAY,
  • 00:13:27.220 --> 00:13:29.110
  • I'M NOT OKAY.
  • 00:13:29.110 --> 00:13:30.250
  • THIS IS WHAT IS GOING ON.
  • 00:13:30.250 --> 00:13:32.000
  • I FEEL THAT WEIGHT
  • 00:13:32.000 --> 00:13:33.060
  • OF DESPAIR AND SADNESS TODAY.
  • 00:13:33.060 --> 00:13:34.140
  • BUT THE SECOND STEP I DO
  • 00:13:34.140 --> 00:13:35.210
  • IS YOU HAVE TO SHARE IT
  • 00:13:35.210 --> 00:13:36.290
  • WITH ONE TRUSTED PERSON.
  • 00:13:36.290 --> 00:13:38.190
  • GOD KNEW WE COULDN'T
  • 00:13:38.190 --> 00:13:39.210
  • DO THIS LIFE ALONE.
  • 00:13:39.210 --> 00:13:40.290
  • THAT'S WHAT THE CHURCH IS.
  • 00:13:40.290 --> 00:13:42.210
  • THE CHURCH,
  • 00:13:42.210 --> 00:13:43.240
  • THE GREATER CHURCH, RIGHT?
  • 00:13:43.240 --> 00:13:45.050
  • THE FACT THAT WE'RE SITTING...
  • 00:13:45.050 --> 00:13:46.080
  • James: IT'S SUPPOSED
  • 00:13:46.080 --> 00:13:47.120
  • TO BE THE FAMILY.
  • 00:13:47.120 --> 00:13:48.140
  • Michele: WHAT YOU AND I ARE
  • 00:13:48.140 --> 00:13:49.160
  • DOING HERE IS WE'RE MAKING
  • 00:13:49.160 --> 00:13:50.180
  • SPACE TO SAY I'M NOT
  • 00:13:50.180 --> 00:13:51.210
  • ALWAYS OKAY BUT
  • 00:13:51.210 --> 00:13:52.250
  • JESUS IS STILL GOD.
  • 00:13:52.250 --> 00:13:55.090
  • SO YOU ACKNOWLEDGE IT,
  • 00:13:55.090 --> 00:13:57.190
  • YOU TELL A TRUSTED FRIEND,
  • 00:13:57.190 --> 00:13:59.210
  • "HEY, TODAY IS A HARD DAY"
  • 00:13:59.210 --> 00:14:01.040
  • BECAUSE THAT'S WHEN
  • 00:14:01.040 --> 00:14:02.130
  • WE REALLY GET THE
  • 00:14:02.130 --> 00:14:03.200
  • FLESH-AND-BLOOD HANDS ON
  • 00:14:03.200 --> 00:14:04.250
  • OF JESUS' PRESENCE WITH US.
  • 00:14:04.250 --> 00:14:07.040
  • AT TIMES I JUST TRY
  • 00:14:07.040 --> 00:14:08.130
  • TO ACKNOWLEDGE WHAT
  • 00:14:08.130 --> 00:14:09.170
  • OTHER THINGS ARE GOING ON.
  • 00:14:09.170 --> 00:14:10.220
  • IS PAIN WEARING ME DOWN TODAY?
  • 00:14:10.220 --> 00:14:12.050
  • AM I TIRED? AM I LONELY?
  • 00:14:12.050 --> 00:14:13.220
  • WHAT IS IT?
  • 00:14:13.220 --> 00:14:15.050
  • BUT ULTIMATELY, THE FOURTH
  • 00:14:15.050 --> 00:14:16.150
  • STEP IS I HAVE TO REMIND
  • 00:14:16.150 --> 00:14:18.120
  • MYSELF OF THE TRUTH.
  • 00:14:18.120 --> 00:14:20.240
  • THERE IS A VERSE IN JOHN 14:18
  • 00:14:20.240 --> 00:14:22.270
  • WHERE JESUS SAID, "I WILL NOT
  • 00:14:22.270 --> 00:14:25.040
  • LEAVE YOU AS ORPHANS.
  • 00:14:25.040 --> 00:14:27.010
  • I WILL COME TO YOU.
  • 00:14:27.010 --> 00:14:29.060
  • I WILL NOT LEAVE YOU
  • 00:14:29.060 --> 00:14:30.120
  • AS ORPHANS, I WILL COME
  • 00:14:30.120 --> 00:14:31.150
  • TO YOU."
  • 00:14:31.150 --> 00:14:32.250
  • THERE ARE DAYS THAT MY PAIN
  • 00:14:32.250 --> 00:14:34.030
  • IS SO GREAT THAT I FEEL ALONE.
  • 00:14:34.030 --> 00:14:35.240
  • PAIN AND SUFFERING
  • 00:14:35.240 --> 00:14:37.110
  • CREATES AN ALONENESS AND
  • 00:14:37.110 --> 00:14:39.080
  • I WILL QUOTE THAT VERSE
  • 00:14:39.080 --> 00:14:40.180
  • OVER AND OVER.
  • 00:14:40.180 --> 00:14:41.200
  • I CAN HEAR JESUS IN MY EAR
  • 00:14:41.200 --> 00:14:42.290
  • SAYING, "I WILL NOT LEAVE YOU
  • 00:14:42.290 --> 00:14:44.020
  • AS ORPHANS.
  • 00:14:44.020 --> 00:14:45.060
  • I WILL COME TO YOU."
  • 00:14:45.060 --> 00:14:46.100
  • TO THOUSANDS OF COUNSELORS
  • 00:14:47.130 --> 00:14:48.140
  • THIS WEEK, THOUSANDS WHO
  • 00:14:48.140 --> 00:14:50.160
  • COMFORT WITH PEOPLE WHO ARE
  • 00:14:50.160 --> 00:14:51.190
  • DEPRESSED AND HURTING
  • 00:14:51.190 --> 00:14:53.240
  • YOU KNOW I'M JUST PASSED
  • 00:14:56.260 --> 00:14:59.140
  • MY 76th BIRTHDAY AND I NEVER
  • 00:15:00.160 --> 00:15:03.160
  • DREAMED I'D BE THIS AGE.
  • 00:15:03.230 --> 00:15:06.230
  • AND HERE'S WHAT I WANT
  • 00:15:06.230 --> 00:15:08.000
  • TO SAY TO ALL OF YOU.
  • 00:15:08.000 --> 00:15:09.100
  • I SENSE THIS IN YOU, MICHELE,
  • 00:15:09.100 --> 00:15:10.210
  • VERY STRONGLY,
  • 00:15:10.210 --> 00:15:12.040
  • I KNOW IT IS IN BETTY.
  • 00:15:12.040 --> 00:15:14.070
  • I REALLY WANT YOU TO HEAR ME
  • 00:15:14.070 --> 00:15:15.160
  • BECAUSE A LOT OF TIMES
  • 00:15:15.160 --> 00:15:16.200
  • YOU THINK IF YOU WERE
  • 00:15:16.200 --> 00:15:17.230
  • SITTING HERE IN THE ROOM,
  • 00:15:17.230 --> 00:15:19.110
  • MAYBE YOU LOOK AT ME, "JAMES,
  • 00:15:19.110 --> 00:15:20.150
  • YOU WOULDN'T BE IMPRESSED
  • 00:15:20.150 --> 00:15:21.190
  • WITH THE WAY I LOOK."
  • 00:15:21.190 --> 00:15:22.220
  • YOU WOULDN'T
  • 00:15:22.220 --> 00:15:23.240
  • DEPRESS ME EITHER.
  • 00:15:23.240 --> 00:15:24.260
  • BECAUSE REGARDLESS OF WHAT
  • 00:15:24.260 --> 00:15:26.000
  • YOU MIGHT THINK OR
  • 00:15:26.000 --> 00:15:27.030
  • THE CONDITION YOU MIGHT BE IN,
  • 00:15:27.030 --> 00:15:28.070
  • I'M TELLING YOU,
  • 00:15:28.070 --> 00:15:29.100
  • I KNOW WHAT WILL HAPPEN.
  • 00:15:29.100 --> 00:15:30.210
  • BECAUSE YOU SEE WHEN
  • 00:15:30.210 --> 00:15:31.230
  • I'M SITTING THERE IN THE ROOM
  • 00:15:31.230 --> 00:15:32.230
  • WITH YOU, JUST LIKE I AM WITH
  • 00:15:32.230 --> 00:15:33.230
  • ALL THESE PEOPLE RIGHT NOW,
  • 00:15:33.230 --> 00:15:34.240
  • AND IT IS THE TRUTH,
  • 00:15:34.240 --> 00:15:35.250
  • IF I CAN JUST TAKE EACH ONE
  • 00:15:35.250 --> 00:15:36.260
  • BY THE HAND, LOOK RIGHT
  • 00:15:36.260 --> 00:15:37.270
  • IN THEIR FACE, THEY WOULD
  • 00:15:37.270 --> 00:15:38.280
  • KNOW I'M TELLING THEM TRUTH.
  • 00:15:38.280 --> 00:15:40.080
  • I WANT YOU TO KNOW THAT
  • 00:15:40.080 --> 00:15:41.170
  • I UNCONDITIONALLY LOVE YOU.
  • 00:15:41.170 --> 00:15:43.060
  • AND HERE'S WHAT I WOULD
  • 00:15:43.060 --> 00:15:44.070
  • WANT YOU TO HEAR.
  • 00:15:44.070 --> 00:15:45.090
  • I WOULD SAY TO EVERY COUNSELOR
  • 00:15:45.090 --> 00:15:46.100
  • AND I'LL SAY IT WHENEVER
  • 00:15:46.100 --> 00:15:47.190
  • I SPEAK TO THEM, IF YOU CAN
  • 00:15:47.190 --> 00:15:49.070
  • SHOW THE INDIVIDUAL
  • 00:15:49.070 --> 00:15:50.210
  • YOU'RE TALKING TO HOW MUCH
  • 00:15:50.210 --> 00:15:53.210
  • THE GOD OF ALL CREATION,
  • 00:15:53.210 --> 00:15:55.180
  • THE KING OF KINGS,
  • 00:15:55.180 --> 00:15:56.210
  • LORD OF LORDS, HOW MUCH
  • 00:15:56.210 --> 00:15:59.090
  • HE LOVES YOU AND YOU CAN
  • 00:15:59.090 --> 00:16:01.120
  • SHOW PEOPLE HOW MUCH HE LOVES
  • 00:16:01.120 --> 00:16:02.280
  • THE PERSON YOU'RE TALKING TO
  • 00:16:02.280 --> 00:16:04.170
  • AND THAT HE WANTS TO
  • 00:16:04.170 --> 00:16:06.100
  • PULL YOU CLOSE TO HIS HEART,
  • 00:16:06.100 --> 00:16:08.160
  • AND I MEAN I'M TELLING YOU,
  • 00:16:08.160 --> 00:16:09.240
  • I KNOW WHAT HE WANTS,
  • 00:16:09.240 --> 00:16:11.100
  • SO THAT YOU'LL KNOW
  • 00:16:11.100 --> 00:16:12.170
  • WHAT'S ON HIS HEART.
  • 00:16:12.170 --> 00:16:13.250
  • AND ONE OF THE FIRST THINGS
  • 00:16:13.250 --> 00:16:15.000
  • YOU'RE GOING TO SEE WHEN
  • 00:16:15.000 --> 00:16:16.060
  • YOU SEE HIS HEART CLEARLY,
  • 00:16:16.060 --> 00:16:17.120
  • YOU'RE ON HIS HEART,
  • 00:16:17.120 --> 00:16:18.200
  • VERY MUCH.
  • 00:16:18.200 --> 00:16:19.240
  • YOU ARE WITH ALL
  • 00:16:19.240 --> 00:16:20.270
  • THE CHALLENGES AND HE DOES
  • 00:16:20.270 --> 00:16:22.020
  • IN FACT UNDERSTAND.
  • 00:16:22.020 --> 00:16:23.230
  • NOW WE DON'T GET THE ANSWER
  • 00:16:23.230 --> 00:16:26.070
  • SATISFACTORY NECESSARILY
  • 00:16:26.070 --> 00:16:28.030
  • TO THE WHY.
  • 00:16:28.030 --> 00:16:29.140
  • CAN WE EXPLAIN WHY
  • 00:16:29.140 --> 00:16:31.030
  • WE WOULD SAY GOOD-BYE TO
  • 00:16:31.030 --> 00:16:32.170
  • THE MOST WONDERFUL GIRL
  • 00:16:32.170 --> 00:16:33.230
  • IN ALL THE WORLD?
  • 00:16:33.230 --> 00:16:35.020
  • A 40-YEAR OLD GIRL THAT
  • 00:16:35.020 --> 00:16:36.070
  • JUST LOVED JESUS AND
  • 00:16:36.070 --> 00:16:37.240
  • WITNESSED ALL OF HER LIFE,
  • 00:16:37.240 --> 00:16:39.070
  • AND THREE CHILDREN,
  • 00:16:39.070 --> 00:16:40.150
  • TEENAGERS LOVE GOD?
  • 00:16:40.150 --> 00:16:42.150
  • WE CAN'T ANSWER ALL OF THAT.
  • 00:16:42.150 --> 00:16:44.160
  • ONE THING WE DO KNOW
  • 00:16:44.160 --> 00:16:45.210
  • IS SHE JUST LOVED JESUS.
  • 00:16:45.210 --> 00:16:48.020
  • AND HER HUSBAND TOLD HER
  • 00:16:48.020 --> 00:16:49.200
  • WHEN HE DIDN'T THINK
  • 00:16:49.200 --> 00:16:50.290
  • SHE COULD HEAR HIM ANYMORE,
  • 00:16:50.290 --> 00:16:52.030
  • RIGHT BEFORE SHE LEFT.
  • 00:16:52.030 --> 00:16:53.090
  • HE SAID, "ROBIN, IF 22 YEARS
  • 00:16:53.090 --> 00:16:55.050
  • AGO I HAD KNOWN THAT WE WERE
  • 00:16:55.170 --> 00:16:58.170
  • GOING TO BE RIGHT HERE
  • 00:16:58.170 --> 00:17:00.210
  • LIKE THIS, I WOULD HAVE
  • 00:17:00.210 --> 00:17:02.280
  • DONE IT ALL OVER AGAIN.
  • 00:17:02.280 --> 00:17:05.110
  • I LOVE YOU!"
  • 00:17:05.110 --> 00:17:06.190
  • AND HE DID, AND DOES.
  • 00:17:06.190 --> 00:17:08.040
  • AND HE LOVES HIS KIDS
  • 00:17:08.040 --> 00:17:09.100
  • AND HE HAS A WONDERFUL LIFE
  • 00:17:09.100 --> 00:17:10.190
  • IN CHRIST.
  • 00:17:10.190 --> 00:17:11.280
  • SEE, THE THING ABOUT IT IS
  • 00:17:11.280 --> 00:17:13.090
  • IF YOU COULD JUST
  • 00:17:13.090 --> 00:17:14.160
  • UNDERSTAND HOW MUCH GOD
  • 00:17:14.160 --> 00:17:15.220
  • WANTS TO HOLD YOU.
  • 00:17:15.220 --> 00:17:16.260
  • THIS IS WHAT I WANT YOU
  • 00:17:16.260 --> 00:17:17.270
  • TO GET.
  • 00:17:17.270 --> 00:17:19.000
  • AND I THINK YOU SEE THIS,
  • 00:17:19.000 --> 00:17:20.050
  • MICHELE, ONCE WE REALIZE
  • 00:17:20.050 --> 00:17:21.130
  • HOW MUCH GOD LOVES US
  • 00:17:21.130 --> 00:17:22.270
  • AND WE RECEIVE THE FULLNESS
  • 00:17:22.270 --> 00:17:24.080
  • OF THAT LOVE IT CAN OVERFLOW
  • 00:17:24.080 --> 00:17:26.050
  • TO OTHERS LIKE A RIVER.
  • 00:17:26.050 --> 00:17:28.070
  • AND YOU HELP THEM SEE
  • 00:17:28.070 --> 00:17:29.110
  • HOW MUCH GOD LOVES THEM.
  • 00:17:29.110 --> 00:17:31.120
  • IF YOU WOULD JUST RECEIVE
  • 00:17:31.120 --> 00:17:33.140
  • THE LOVE, AND THAT'S
  • 00:17:33.140 --> 00:17:34.180
  • WHAT YOU'VE BEEN DOING.
  • 00:17:34.180 --> 00:17:35.240
  • THAT'S WHY YOU'RE ABLE
  • 00:17:35.240 --> 00:17:36.290
  • TO SIT HERE.
  • 00:17:36.290 --> 00:17:38.060
  • THERE'S A GRIN DEEP DOWN
  • 00:17:38.060 --> 00:17:39.130
  • INSIDE OF YOU THAT'S
  • 00:17:39.130 --> 00:17:40.170
  • ON YOUR FACE.
  • 00:17:40.170 --> 00:17:41.230
  • HERE'S THE DEAL.
  • 00:17:41.230 --> 00:17:43.040
  • YOU CAN POUR THAT LOVE
  • 00:17:43.040 --> 00:17:44.090
  • LIKE A RIVER ON OTHERS.
  • 00:17:44.090 --> 00:17:45.180
  • FATHER, I PRAY THAT
  • 00:17:45.180 --> 00:17:46.200
  • FOR EVERY PERSON.
  • 00:17:46.200 --> 00:17:47.270
  • AND SAY, PRAY WITH ME
  • 00:17:49.020 --> 00:17:50.040
  • ABOUT SOMETHING, THEY'LL FIND
  • 00:17:50.040 --> 00:17:51.100
  • A CARING PRAYER PARTNER
  • 00:17:51.100 --> 00:17:52.160
  • RIGHT HERE BECAUSE WE DO CARE.
  • 00:17:52.160 --> 00:17:54.290
  • WE CARE VERY DEEPLY BECAUSE
  • 00:17:54.290 --> 00:17:57.050
  • YOUR HEART IS OUR HEART
  • 00:17:57.050 --> 00:17:58.280
  • AND THEY'RE ON YOUR HEART.
  • 00:17:58.280 --> 00:18:00.230
  • I WANT YOU TO HEAL THEM,
  • 00:18:00.230 --> 00:18:02.030
  • LORD, THE BROKENNESS WITHIN
  • 00:18:02.030 --> 00:18:04.080
  • AND THE LONELINESS
  • 00:18:04.080 --> 00:18:05.120
  • AND THE EMPTINESS
  • 00:18:05.120 --> 00:18:06.190
  • AND THE SENSE OF ABANDONMENT.
  • 00:18:06.190 --> 00:18:08.040
  • LORD, JUST GIVE THEM
  • 00:18:08.040 --> 00:18:09.160
  • THE CONSCIOUSNESS OF YOUR
  • 00:18:09.160 --> 00:18:10.200
  • THE BOOK IS IN THE BOOKSTORES.
  • 00:18:13.220 --> 00:18:15.000
  • BUT YOU CAN GET IT ON LINE.
  • 00:18:15.000 --> 00:18:16.030
  • THEY WILL DELIVER IT TO YOU
  • 00:18:16.030 --> 00:18:17.100
  • A LOT OF TIMES REAL QUICK.
  • 00:18:17.100 --> 00:18:18.190
  • I WILL SAY THIS TO YOU,
  • 00:18:18.190 --> 00:18:20.230
  • WE'RE GOING TO SHOW YOU
  • 00:18:20.230 --> 00:18:22.020
  • SOME CHILDREN
  • 00:18:22.020 --> 00:18:23.060
  • AND SOME FAMILIES
  • 00:18:23.060 --> 00:18:24.110
  • THAT HAVE GREAT NEED.
  • 00:18:24.110 --> 00:18:25.170
  • THEY ARE THE LEAST OF THESE
  • 00:18:25.170 --> 00:18:27.000
  • AND JESUS SAYS,
  • 00:18:27.000 --> 00:18:28.070
  • "YOU TOUCH THEM
  • 00:18:28.070 --> 00:18:29.130
  • YOU'VE TOUCHED ME."
  • 00:18:29.130 --> 00:18:30.150
  • THOSE SCENES IN AFRICA
  • 00:18:32.130 --> 00:18:35.130
  • WE BOTH CONSIDERED
  • 00:18:35.130 --> 00:18:37.140
  • AND EVEN SAID
  • 00:18:37.140 --> 00:18:38.230
  • TO THE MISSIONARIES,
  • 00:18:38.230 --> 00:18:39.280
  • "I WONDER IF WE OUGHT
  • 00:18:39.280 --> 00:18:41.080
  • TO JUST COME OVER HERE
  • 00:18:41.080 --> 00:18:42.170
  • AND HELP YOU."
  • 00:18:42.170 --> 00:18:43.220
  • AND I MEAN THEY RESPONDED
  • 00:18:43.220 --> 00:18:45.000
  • SO QUICKLY, "NO PLEASE!
  • 00:18:45.000 --> 00:18:46.100
  • DON'T! NO.
  • 00:18:46.100 --> 00:18:47.220
  • WOULD YOU JUST GO BACK
  • 00:18:47.220 --> 00:18:50.020
  • AND WOULD YOU PLEASE
  • 00:18:50.020 --> 00:18:51.120
  • ASK PEOPLE WHO WATCH YOU
  • 00:18:51.120 --> 00:18:53.130
  • TO PLEASE HELP US
  • 00:18:53.130 --> 00:18:54.220
  • SO WE COULD STAY HERE
  • 00:18:54.220 --> 00:18:56.030
  • AND NOT BE EMPTY HANDED?
  • 00:18:56.030 --> 00:18:58.100
  • WOULD YOU PLEASE GO?"
  • 00:18:58.100 --> 00:18:59.190
  • AND, BETTY, WE CAME BACK
  • 00:18:59.190 --> 00:19:00.240
  • TO ASK OUR VIEWERS,
  • 00:19:00.240 --> 00:19:02.100
  • WOULD YOU HELP US
  • 00:19:02.100 --> 00:19:04.030
  • SUPPORT THOSE MISSIONARIES
  • 00:19:04.030 --> 00:19:05.160
  • THAT HAVE SO MUCH LOVE
  • 00:19:05.160 --> 00:19:06.260
  • FOR THOSE PEOPLE
  • 00:19:06.260 --> 00:19:08.050
  • AND SO LITTLE TO GIVE;
  • 00:19:08.050 --> 00:19:09.140
  • WOULD YOU DO IT?
  • 00:19:09.140 --> 00:19:10.250
  • BETTY, YOU STARTED PRAYING,
  • 00:19:10.250 --> 00:19:12.070
  • GOD, LET THE LINE TO HELP THEM
  • 00:19:12.070 --> 00:19:13.170
  • BE LONGER THAN THE LINE
  • 00:19:13.170 --> 00:19:14.290
  • TO RECEIVE.
  • 00:19:14.290 --> 00:19:16.120
  • I'M TELLING YOU, MIRACLES.
  • 00:19:16.120 --> 00:19:17.190
  • WHEN WE REACHED UP
  • 00:19:17.190 --> 00:19:19.010
  • TO 500.000 HUNGRY CHILDREN
  • 00:19:19.010 --> 00:19:20.140
  • EVERY DAY BECAUSE
  • 00:19:20.140 --> 00:19:21.260
  • YOU SAID, "WE WILL HELP."
  • 00:19:21.260 --> 00:19:23.220
  • THINK ABOUT THIS
  • 00:19:23.220 --> 00:19:24.280
  • AND THIS IS AMAZING
  • 00:19:24.280 --> 00:19:26.020
  • BUT IT IS TRUE.
  • 00:19:26.020 --> 00:19:27.030
  • THIS IS NOT TOTAL CHILD CARE.
  • 00:19:27.030 --> 00:19:28.130
  • THIS IS
  • 00:19:28.130 --> 00:19:29.170
  • LIFESAVING NOURISHMENT:
  • 00:19:29.170 --> 00:19:30.260
  • $30, $50, $100
  • 00:19:31.070 --> 00:19:34.070
  • WE'RE ABLE TO FEED THREE,
  • 00:19:34.070 --> 00:19:36.140
  • FIVE OR TEN CHILDREN
  • 00:19:36.140 --> 00:19:38.010
  • FOR THE NEXT MONTHS;
  • 00:19:38.010 --> 00:19:39.240
  • $1.000 WILL FEED 100.
  • 00:19:39.240 --> 00:19:42.050
  • I THANK GOD THERE ARE PEOPLE
  • 00:19:42.050 --> 00:19:43.170
  • WHO CAN GIVE THAT.
  • 00:19:43.170 --> 00:19:44.260
  • BUT YOU ARE ACTUALLY
  • 00:19:44.260 --> 00:19:46.040
  • BECOMING THE MIRACLE
  • 00:19:46.040 --> 00:19:47.150
  • SOMEONE DESPERATELY NEEDS.
  • 00:19:47.150 --> 00:19:49.010
  • YOU ARE THE ANSWER TO PRAYER.
  • 00:19:49.010 --> 00:19:50.290
  • THANK YOU!
  • 00:19:50.290 --> 00:19:52.180
  • THANK YOU FOR GOING ONLINE
  • 00:19:52.180 --> 00:19:54.070
  • OR GOING TO THE PHONE.
  • 00:19:54.070 --> 00:19:55.150
  • MISSION FEEDING BEGAN WITH A PROMISE
  • 00:19:59.020 --> 00:20:01.060
  • TO BE THERE IN TIMES OF CRISIS
  • 00:20:01.090 --> 00:20:03.090
  • FOR THOUSANDS OF HURTING AND HUNGRY CHILDREN
  • 00:20:03.120 --> 00:20:05.090
  • IN THEIR TIME OF NEED.
  • 00:20:05.120 --> 00:20:07.090
  • NOW MORE THAN EVER WE NEED YOUR HELP TO SAVE LIVES
  • 00:20:07.120 --> 00:20:10.080
  • BY FEEDING AND CARING FOR CHILDREN
  • 00:20:10.110 --> 00:20:12.080
  • ACROSS THE CONTINENT OF AFRICA.
  • 00:20:12.110 --> 00:20:14.080
  • WITH FOOD RESERVES GONE
  • 00:20:14.110 --> 00:20:16.080
  • AND MANY AREAS EXPERIENCING SEVERE FAMINE,
  • 00:20:16.110 --> 00:20:18.090
  • WE URGENTLY NEED TO REPLENISH OUR SUPPLIES
  • 00:20:18.120 --> 00:20:20.270
  • TO REACH THE 400.000 CHILDREN WHO ARE COUNTING ON US.
  • 00:20:21.000 --> 00:20:24.250
  • YOUR GIFT OF LOVE CAN BE THE MIRACLE ANSWER
  • 00:20:24.280 --> 00:20:27.020
  • TO A DESPERATE MOTHER'S PRAYER.
  • 00:20:27.050 --> 00:20:29.170
  • CALL NOW WITH YOUR LIFESAVING GIFT
  • 00:20:29.200 --> 00:20:31.170
  • OF $30, $50 OR $100
  • 00:20:31.200 --> 00:20:33.260
  • THAT WILL HELP FEED AND CARE FOR THREE, FIVE OR TEN CHILDREN
  • 00:20:33.290 --> 00:20:37.080
  • FOR THREE FULL MONTHS.
  • 00:20:37.110 --> 00:20:39.160
  • WITH YOUR GIFT, WE'LL SEND YOU
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  • THE "ALTARED" WORSHIP CD BY ANTHONY EVANS.
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  • 00:20:52.200 --> 00:20:54.190
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  • 00:20:54.220 --> 00:20:58.120
  • THESE 12-OUNCE MUGS ARE CRAFTED WITH LARGE HANDLES,
  • 00:20:58.150 --> 00:21:00.260
  • DOUBLE-LAYERED INSULATION
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  • AND VACUUM SEALED LIDS TO PREVENT SPILLS.
  • 00:21:02.290 --> 00:21:05.020
  • EACH MUG INCLUDES A MESSAGE TO REMIND YOU
  • 00:21:05.050 --> 00:21:07.020
  • OF GOD'S BLESSINGS AND FAITHFULNESS.
  • 00:21:07.050 --> 00:21:09.200
  • FINALLY, WITH YOUR GIFT OF $1.000 OR MORE
  • 00:21:09.230 --> 00:21:12.030
  • TO HELP FEED AND CARE FOR 100 CHILDREN,
  • 00:21:12.060 --> 00:21:14.110
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  • 00:21:17.000 --> 00:21:20.000
  • PLEASE CALL, WRITE, OR MAKE YOUR GIFT ONLINE TODAY.
  • 00:21:20.030 --> 00:21:25.030
  • James: BETTY AND I JUST
  • 00:21:26.270 --> 00:21:29.270
  • WANT TO THANK YOU IN BEHALF
  • 00:21:29.270 --> 00:21:31.230
  • OF A LOT OF MOTHERS,
  • 00:21:31.230 --> 00:21:33.060
  • GRANDMOTHERS, FAMILIES.
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  • AND MICHELE, WOW!
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  • WHAT A BLESSING SHE IS.
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  • IF YOU SAY, JAMES,
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  • IF I HELP YOU TAKE CARE OF
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  • THOSE KIDS, WOULD YOU SEND ME
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  • HER BOOK TO SAY THANK YOU?
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  • I SURE WILL.
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  • YOU BELIEVE IT WILL HELP YOU,
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  • WE WANT TO HELP YOU.
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  • SO WE'LL BE GLAD
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  • TO SEND IT TO YOU.
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  • YOU JUST HELP US GET
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  • GOD'S ARMS OF LOVE AROUND
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  • THOSE PRECIOUS CHILDREN, OKAY?
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  • AND GIVE THEM A FUTURE.
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  • WOULD ALL OF YOU JOIN
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  • BETTY AND ME AGAIN SAYING
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  • THANKS TO MICHELE
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  • FOR BEING A BLESSING?
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  • THANK YOU.
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  • THANK GOD FOR WHAT
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  • HE'S DOING IN YOUR LIFE.
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  • I NEED TO SEE YOU HERE
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  • I NEED TO KNOW YOU'RE IN CONTROL
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  • THOUGH MY HEART IS TORN WIDE OPEN
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  • I WILL TRUST, I WILL REMEMBER
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  • I NEED TO HEAR YOUR VOICE
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  • SPEAKING TO SILENCE ALL MY DOUBTS
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  • YOUR WORD WON'T RETURN EMPTY
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  • YOU WILL BREAK THROUGH EVERY DARKNESS
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  • EVEN WHEN MY BREATH IS WEAK
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  • I WILL SING, I WILL SING
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  • EVEN IN MY SUFFERING
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  • I WILL SING, I WILL SING
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  • I NEED TO FEEL YOUR HOPE
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  • RISING ABOVE MY GREATEST FEARS
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  • EVEN DEATH HAS BEEN DEFEATED
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  • I WILL TRUST, I WILL REMEMBER
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  • EVEN WHEN THE SHADOWS FALL
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  • I WILL SING, I WILL SING
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  • EVEN WHEN THE NIGHT IS LONG
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  • I WILL SING, I WILL SING
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  • HALLELUJAH
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  • I SURRENDER ALL TO YOU
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  • HALLELUJAH
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  • YOU ARE GOD YOU WON'T BE SHAKEN
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  • HALLELUJAH
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  • I SURRENDER ALL TO YOU
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  • HALLELUJAH
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  • YOU ARE GOD YOU WON'T BE SHAKEN
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  • HALLELUJAH
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  • I SURRENDER ALL TO YOU
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  • HALLELUJAH
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  • YOU ARE GOD YOU WON'T BE SHAKEN
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  • HALLELUJAH
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  • I SURRENDER ALL TO YOU
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  • HALLELUJAH
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  • YOU ARE GOD YOU WON'T BE SHAKEN
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  • EVEN WHEN MY BREATH IS WEAK
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  • I WILL SING, I WILL SING
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  • EVEN IN MY SUFFERING
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  • I WILL SING, I WILL SING
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