Trey, what do you think you’re doing, man!?

Posted: February 25, 2008 in Blogroll, Life, Personal, religion, Thoughts, Uncategorized

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The Bible, God’s Word on life, tells us that “God created people in his own image; God patterned them after himself; male and female he created them.”  It also says, “You (God) made all the delicate, inner parts of my body, and knit me together in my mother’s womb. You watched me as I was being formed in utter seclusion.”

            Scientists have discovered that the human body is made up of about 10,000,000,000,000 (10 trillion) cells. Each cell lives, and inside each cell are chromosomes that contain DNA. Every cell in your body has the same DNA, and your DNA is different from every other person who has ever lived — billions of people by now.  Your DNA code determines your blood type, the color of your eyes and hair, and thousands of other things. From what God’s Word says about people, and the uniqueness of each person based on their DNA code, tells me that God has a deep care for every person, including you, no matter what, and no matter who you are.  So, I should too!

Keeping that in perspective, I can still care for Trey.  Trey (age 19), came regularly to basketball nights.  I came to know Trey through his family and through frequent visits with him at the Juvenile Detention Center, on the streets, and then in jail. Recently, I read in the newspaper that Trey, who didn’t seek to get a job after being released from jail, but chose rather to go back to being a street hoodlum, pulled a 78 year old lady out of her car, knocked her down, and stole her purse. “What do you think you’re doing, man!?” I took a deep breath and remembered that as a human being, Trey is made in God’s image. God has special purposes for Trey’s life which are far beyond being a criminal.  I need to see what God sees, and keep caring about Trey, and visit him, hopefully in part to see Trey repent for the hurt he caused that lady. Please pray for Trey, and for me.

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