Aug 19, 2016

“Sometimes, there just aren't enough rocks”


There is a heart-rending scene in the movie, “Forrest Gump,” based on the novel by Winston Groom. Jenny, the childhood girlfriend of the mentally challenged Forrest Gump, has come home from one of her many self-destructive prodigal escapades. She and Forrest go to the abandoned home place where she lived out her tragic years as a child. The sight of the house brings back to Jenny an overwhelming tide of the tragedy and pain she experienced there.

All of these repressed memories rush in on her, and she loses it, and storms toward the house screaming and throwing things. She throws her shoes, clods of dirt, and all the rocks she can find. When there are no more rocks to throw, she falls exhausted and sobbing to the ground. After an awesome stillness and a silence, Forrest Gump moves lovingly toward her, and as he lifts her up says: “Jenny, sometimes, I guess there just aren't enough rocks!”

We each have a variety of things from which we pray healing and sometimes we feel as if we do not have enough prayers to throw. Yet Wesley talked often of God’s “prevenient grace” which is the grace that runs ahead of us and meets us at our point of need. This is indeed something to be thankful for!


PS. Don’t forget our Blood Drive this Sunday the 21st of August from 9:00 am-1:00 pm.



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