I posted a link to this post by 23Thorns several months ago. Now I’m re-blogging the post. Why, you ask? Because a good friend has just watched the documentary “Searchinf for Sugar Man” at least 7 times on NetFlix this past week or so and convinced me to watch it.. I’d forgotten 23Thorns’ post, but it all came back to me part way into the film. If you have NetFlix, do yourself a favour and watch it, too. Beware, though; you may come out even more inspired thatn you already are . . . ~ Linne
I was very young when my father discovered Jesus. He was walking around his garden, as was his wont, when he heard Jesus next door. He popped his head over the wall to ask the neighbour who he was listening to, and from that day forth, Jesus became part of our lives.
We knew his every word before we had seen out our first decade. If you asked me now, I could repeat every one to you without even pausing to think about it. It set us in good stead, because most of our peers only discovered Jesus in late high-school, or university, or the army. But one of those weird quirks of history ensured that generation after generation of young white South Africans were all destined to find Jesus eventually.
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