In a post last week I featured Heath White and his daughter, Paisley. As Part Two of of these posts on “Moved,” there was also another story featured that same evening. If you have 14 minutes to spare, either now or some time later, please do so. Here is the story. if you don’t have the time to listen to the video you can read the story here. What a great story!
You know, I can see donating a kidney for a family member or a very close friend. And I realize that Kevin had committed to Wake Forest to play baseball. BUT this coach was under no obligation whatsoever to do this unselfish act. Needless to say I was deeply moved as I listened to this story that same night as the story of Heath White was played. It was almost like “Why doesn’t someone just open me up and filet me?”
It reminds me, of course, of the best example of this. A Man on a cross.
Not giving His kidney, but His life. Matthew 20:28
Not because we were good, but because we weren’t. Romans 3:23
Not because we had “signed on” to His team, but because we hadn’t. Romans 5:8
Not because we deserved it, but because we didn’t. (definition of grace). Romans 8:1-4
I’m done. To say anymore would be repetitious. But can you think of anymore “Not…buts” to add? I would welcome your thoughts. What did you think of the coach’s act?
One more thing: I may not remember what I wrote in this post. Today (October 9) I turned 60. If I forget, forgive me. Act as though I did nothing wrong. However, if you find yourself with an ounce of sympathy, my retirement fund can use a boost.