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Friday, June 05, 2009

Friday Photo Flashback... 2004

Friday Photo Flashback

Welcome back to Friday Photo Flashback,
hosted by Alicia at More Than Words!

I don't know if you recognize the man in the picture below or not. If you do, you would probably describe your feelings toward him as either love or hate. There was not really much anything in between with him. Things were black or white. Never gray. Right or wrong. Never whatever works for you. I think we could all agree, though, that he made a huge impact in this nation and even the world. I don't have to wonder what he would have thought of all the events happening in America today. I know what he would have thought, and I know that he would have been doing something about it instead of most of us who call ourselves Christians, but shamefully just stand by watching it all unfold.

Ok, off my soap box for the moment.

There were definitely digital cameras back in 2004, but this was taken by someone else, and all I have is an actual print. So, this is a picture I took of the picture. :-)

There is a story worth telling of my first knowledge of this man. When I was little, like 2 or 3 years old, my mom used to turn to The 0ld Time G0spel H0ur on tv while we were getting ready for church. One Sunday morning, while she was putting on her makeup in the bathroom, I came barreling in, all excited, yelling: "Mommy, mommy, Jesus F@lwell is on tv!"

Now, please understand, I am not making a comparison here. At the time, these childlike eyes only knew that his first name started with a "J", and that he talked about Jesus all the time. When I was all grown up I had the opportunity to actually share that story with Dr. F@lwell, and all he could do was smile and say "That is SO bad."

I remember the day he died a little more than two years ago, and I still miss him today.

Praise God for a man who knew Jesus, loved Jesus, shared Jesus, and was never willing to compromise Jesus.

After all, it was... is... and always will be all about Jesus!

Living in His JOY, HOPE, and PEACE...

***Don't forget to pray for someone today!


He And Me + 3 said...

Great picture. What great memories. Too cute that you called him Jesus Falwell. Close enough...he loved Jesus for sure.

Jodie said...

I miss him, too. It doesn't seem quite right that he's not here anymore. He was such a "fixture" that the reality of him not being here anymore seems really surreal. But... I know that he's loving heaven more than we could imagine.... probably organizing some kind of rally or something. :):)

-stephanie- said...

I have friends who knew him personally. What a great man of God.

Great photo.

Alicia said...

Aww..that is so cute, "Jesus Falwell." I'm sure you treasure this photo with him so much! I can only hope that the Lord uses me to make an impact even on one person!!!

Thank you for sharing this sweet picture!!!!

Joye @ The Joyeful Journey said...

What a great tribute to a man who DID love Jesus well!! And that IS what this life is all about! Amen sister!

a corgi said...

amen to that, that it will always be about Jesus!!!

what a cute story about Jerry Falwell and your interpretation of his name. I know there was not any disrespect in it, but great that you could equate his teaching with Jesus even at such young age!

enjoy your weekend


Teresa @ Grammy Girlfriend said...

I enjoyed reading your blog today. Love the picture.
I am still finding my way around blogland....
I always love making new friends..

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