Last weekend while browsing through some of the blogs I have saved on my bloglines account, I happened upon a blog...linked from Kansas Bob's blog, called Altered. It chronicles the journey of a Christian woman diagnosed with ALS....self described as:
My purpose in writing this blog is to share what God is teaching me in my battle with ALS. In a revealing and honest way. My desire is to constantly be transformed by Him. Changed. ALTERED.
I am amazed at the courage, honesty, kindness and faith displayed in her writings. Awed.
In one of her recent posts, she included a link to a video, Cardboard Testimonies. The video has probably been online for a while. There have been over 2 million hits on You Tube. When I went there just now to get the code to embed the video in this post, the count was 2,164,796 and 305,464 Views on Tangle (formerly God Tube). That's a lot of views.
I've watched the video several times. The other night, Emily and I sat on the couch and watched it together. We talked about some of the stories depicted in the video. Life stories condensed to a few words written in bold black letters on pieces of cardboard. Side one...who I was. Flip it over to side two...who I am now. A new creation in Christ.
I tear up every time I watch it. What a visual testimony of the difference God can make in our lives. From spiritual rags to spiritual riches. From emptiness to my cup runneth over. From despair to joy. From turmoil to peace. From hopelessness to trust. From fear to victory. From bondage to freedom. Watch the video. It is well worth the investment of nine minutes of your time. And check out some of the other Cardboard Testimony videos listed on You Tube. On Altered there is a post about the testimony that took place at Jill's church last Sunday....video included.
So what do you think your sign would say?