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Through the Eyes of a Lion | Episode 3

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July 4, 2017
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Levi Lusko: Through the Eyes of a Lion

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Through the Eyes of a Lion | Episode 3

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  • - THIS IS LEVI LUSKO, AUTHOR OF THROUGH THE
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  • EYES OF A LION.
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  • I WROTE THIS BOOK AFTER MY DAUGHTER LENYA WAS
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  • SUDDENLY AND UNEXPECTEDLY TAKEN TO HEAVEN.
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  • NO MATTER WHAT KIND OF DIFFICULTY YOU'VE HAD TO
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  • FACE IN THIS LIFE, LOSS OF A DREAM OF A JOB OR
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  • ANY BROKENNESS IN YOUR HEART, GOD WANTS TO TURN
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  • THAT JOURNEY INTO A ROAR STORY AS YOU RISE UP AS
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  • BOLD AS A LION SEEING THE INVISIBLE AND DOING
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  • THE IMPOSSIBLE.
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  • THE LION'S ROAR WILL LEAD US HOME ...
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  • IT'S GOING TO BE ALL RIGHT ...
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  • IT'S GOING TO BE OKAY ...
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  • OH, IT'S A COLD DARK NIGHT ...
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  • - LEVI LUSKO: THERE'S THIS ELITE GROUP OF FIRE
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  • FIGHTERS THAT JUMP OUT OF AIRPLANES INTO FIRES THAT
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  • GET STARTED IN HOSTILE PLACES.
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  • THEY'RE CALLED THE SMOKE JUMPERS, AND I HEARD
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  • THAT THEIR CREED IS "DO TODAY WHAT OTHERS WON'T.
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  • DO TOMORROW WHAT OTHERS CAN'T."
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  • SO MUCH OF THE SUCCESS FOR HARDSHIP WE FACE DOWN
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  • THE ROAD IS GOING TO COME FROM WHAT WE DO TODAY AND
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  • HOW WE DON'T SURVIVE IN DIFFICULT DAYS COMING
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  • DOWN THE ROAD WILL HAVE VERY LITTLE TO DO WITH
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  • WHAT HAPPENED IN THE MOMENT BUT WHAT HAPPENS
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  • LONG BEFORE THE HARDSHIP EVER SHOWS UP.
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  • I THINK PROBABLY THE WORST TIME TO DO PRACTICE
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  • RUNS FOR A MARATHON, THE WORST TIME TO TRAIN FOR A
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  • MARATHON WOULD BE WHEN YOU'RE IN THE MIDDLE OF ONE.
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  • MY WIFE JENNY AND I WENT THROUGH THE GRIEF
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  • EQUIVALENT I GUESS YOU COULD SAY OF A MARATHON
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  • HAVING TO BURY OUR SECOND BORN DAUGHTER LENYA, WE
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  • CALLED HER LENYA LION.
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  • YOU KNOW, THERE'S NOT EVEN A WORD FOR THAT.
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  • IF A CHILD LOSES THEIR PARENTS THEY GET CALLED
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  • AN ORPHAN.
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  • IF A HUSBAND LOSES THEIR WIFE OR A WIFE THE
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  • HUSBAND, THEY BECOME A WIDOW OR A WIDOWER.
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  • BUT WHAT DO YOU DESCRIBE A MOM OR DAD AS WHOSE HAD
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  • TO FACE THE DEATH OF THEIR CHILD?
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  • I GUESS IT'S FITTING THAT THERE ISN'T A WORD
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  • BECAUSE WHAT WORD COULD HOLD SUCH HORRORS?
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  • AND YET WHEN THE DIFFICULTY CAME, SO MUCH
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  • THAT WE HAD DONE PRIOR TO THE DIFFICULTY SHOWING UP
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  • WAS THERE IN OUR HEARTS.
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  • SO MANY TIMES MARRIAGES DON'T LAST A CHILD HAVING
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  • TO BE BURIED, AND YET BY GOD'S GRACE AND WITH
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  • GREAT THANKS TO ALL THE FORESIGHT THAT HIS SPIRIT
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  • LED US TO DO BY WAY OF PRACTICE WE FOUND
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  • STRENGTH IN THE TRIALS, AND TODAY OUR MARRIAGE IS
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  • BETTER THAN IT'S EVER BEEN.
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  • IN 2012, MY WIFE AND I WERE GOING THROUGH THIS
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  • BIBLE READING PLAN ON OUR PHONES, AND IT'S
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  • SOMETHING I HIGHLY RECOMMEND TO EVERY
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  • MARRIED COUPLE.
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  • WHETHER ARE NOT YOU ACTUALLY GET TO HAVE A
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  • GREAT QUIET TIME EVERY DAY WHERE YOU BOTH SIT DOWN
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  • AND SPEND FIVE HOURS IN PRAYER AND THEN CHURN
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  • YOUR OWN BUTTER AND THEN LET THE COWS OUT.
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  • I, THOUGH, AM DOING GOOD IN WE CAN EVEN READ THE
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  • SAME THING ON OUR PHONES AND THEN HAVE THAT TO
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  • TALK ABOUT.
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  • WELL, I READ IN MY READING PLAN IN NOVEMBER
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  • OF THAT YEAR 2012 THIS VERSE FROM SECOND TIMOTHY
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  • CHAPTER 1, AND IT WENT LIKE THIS, CHRIST JESUS
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  • HAS DESTROYED DEATH AND BROUGHT LIFE AND
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  • IMMORTALITY TO LIGHT THROUGH THE GOSPEL.
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  • MAYBE I READ THAT VERSE BEFORE, BUT WHEN I READ
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  • IT ON IS THAT MORNING IT WAS LIKE I'D NEVER READ
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  • IT AT ALL.
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  • IT JUST LIKE JUMPED OUT OF MY PHONE AND GRABBED
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  • ME BY THE SHOULDERS AND SHOOK ME, AND I REMEMBER
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  • BEING SO BLOWN AWAY BY THIS IDEA THAT JESUS
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  • DESTROYED DEATH.
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  • BEING THAT DECEMBER WAS ONLY A MONTH AWAY, I
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  • NEEDED TO FIGURE OUT WHAT VERSE WE WERE GOING TO
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  • PUT ON THIS MINISTRY CHRISTMAS CARD THAT WENT
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  • OUT TO ALL THE PEOPLE IN OUR CHURCH AND FAMILY AND
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  • FRIENDS ACROSS THE COUNTRY.
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  • WELL, I SENT 2 TIMOTHY 1: 10 TO MY ASSISTANT AND
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  • SAID HEY, WHEN THAT CHRISTMAS CARD GOES OUT I
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  • WANT EVERYONE TO KNOW THAT JESUS DESTROYED DEATH.
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  • LATER I TOLD MY WIFE, HEY, I PICKED OUT A VERSE
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  • FOR THAT CARD.
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  • AND SHE SAID, LEVI, THAT'S THE CRAZIEST THING.
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  • THIS MORNING WHEN I READ 2 TIMOTHY 1 AND I READ
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  • THAT VERSE I THOUGHT THAT WOULD BE A GREAT VERSE
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  • FOR OUR CHRISTMAS CARD.
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  • AND WE BOTH JUST LOOKED AT EACH OTHER IN ABSOLUTE
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  • AMAZEMENT AND FOR GOOD REASON.
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  • I MEAN, THE VERSE IS AMAZING, BUT IT DOESN'T
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  • EXACTLY TASTE LIKE EGGNOG.
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  • WHEN WAS THE LAST TIME YOUR CHRISTMAS CARD HAD
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  • DEATH ON IT?
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  • RUM, PUM, PUM, PUM.
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  • WELL, THERE WAS A SNAG AT THE PRINTER, AND ALL THE
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  • CHRISTMAS CARDS FOR OUR FAMILY AND FRIENDS THEY
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  • SHOWED UP IN MAILBOXES ACROSS THE COUNTRY LATER
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  • THAN WE ANTICIPATED.
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  • AS A MATTER OF FACT, MOST PEOPLE RECEIVED THEM ON
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  • DECEMBER 21, THE DAY AFTER OUR FAMILY
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  • EXPERIENCED DEATH AND WERE IN NEED OF THIS
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  • GREAT POWER THAT JESUS OFFERS.
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  • YOU SEE, ON A THURSDAY NIGHT AT ABOUT 10:30 PM
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  • OUR SECOND BORN DAUGHTER LENYA, LENYA LION,
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  • STARTED TO HAVE AN ASTHMA ATTACK.
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  • NOW, I'VE HAD ASTHMA SINCE THE THIRD GRADE AND
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  • NORMALLY IT'S NOT THAT BIG OF A DEAL.
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  • BUT THAT NIGHT IT WAS DIFFERENT.
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  • WHEN LENYA STARTED HAVING THIS ASTHMA ATTACK, IT
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  • QUICKLY GOT WORSE AND WORSE, AND THEN ALL THE
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  • SUDDEN SHE WASN'T BREATHING AT ALL.
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  • PRETTY SOON SHE'S LYING ON THE COUNTER AND I'M
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  • DOING CPR AND SOMEONE'S ON THE PHONE WITH 911,
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  • AND IT'S ON SPEAKER PHONE.
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  • I'M HEARING THEM ASK ME CAN I FIND A PULSE, AND I
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  • WAS HAVING AN OUT-OF-BODY EXPERIENCE.
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  • GOD GAVE ME THE STRENGTH TO STAY CALM.
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  • AND I REMEMBER TRYING TO DO THE CHEST COMPRESSIONS
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  • WITH THE RIGHT FREQUENCY.
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  • MY BREATH IS FILLING UP MY BABY GIRL'S LUNGS, AND
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  • SOMEWHERE DEEP INSIDE MY SOUL I FELT MYSELF
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  • STARTING TO PANIC.
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  • WE HAD TO LOAD HER UP INTO THE AMBULANCE IN THE
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  • SNOW, AND I REMEMBER OUR FEET SLIPPING, AND WE GOT
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  • INTO THIS AMBULANCE AND WE'RE DRIVING TO
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  • THE HOSPITAL.
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  • I'M TEXTING FRIENDS ASKING THEM TO PRAY.
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  • I'M CALLING OUT TO GOD, AND I'M WATCHING THESE
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  • MEN WORK AND WE GET TO THIS HOSPITAL, AND THE
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  • JOURNEY IS WHEELED BACK BEHIND A CURTAIN AND
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  • THEY'RE WORKING, AND THERE'S DOCTORS COMING
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  • AND GOING, AND MY WIFE AND I ARE IN THE WAITING
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  • ROOM ON OUR KNEES JUST PRAYING FOR THE GOD WHO
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  • MADE THE SUN STAND STILL TO CAUSE THE SUN TO STOP
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  • IN THE SKY AND NOT SET.
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  • BUT THAT'S NOT WHAT HAPPENED.
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  • THE DOCTOR CAME IN AND APOLOGETICALLY HEAD IN
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  • HIS HANDS, HE SAID, I'M SO SORRY.
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  • THERE'S NOTHING MORE THAT WE CAN DO.
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  • WE PUSHED PAST HIM AND WENT TO THE SIDE OF THIS
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  • TABLE AND WE EACH HELD ONE OF HER HANDS AND WE
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  • BEGGED FOR GOD TO BREATHE LIFE BACK INTO HER.
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  • AND THERE AS WE PRAYED THE SUN SET.
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  • NO MIRACLE.
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  • NO MOUNTAINS MOVED.
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  • WE RAISED OUR HANDS IN THE AIR, JEN AND I BOTH
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  • HOLDING ONE OF LENYA'S EACH, AND WE PRAISED GOD.
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  • WE SAID, GOD, YOU GIVE AND YOU TAKE AWAY.
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  • WE OFFERED LENYA TO YOU AT HER BABY DEDICATION.
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  • WE SAID SHE WOULD ALWAYS BE YOURS IN OUR EYES, AND
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  • SO ON THIS DAY WE COMMIT HER BACK TO YOU.
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  • IT WASN'T TOO MUCH LONGER AFTER THAT, MAYBE A WEEK
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  • AND A HALF, WHEN SOMEONE ASKED US TO MAKE ONE OF A
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  • SERIES OF IMPOSSIBLE DECISIONS.
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  • THEY SAID, WHAT DO YOU WANT IT TO SAY
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  • ON HER TOMBSTONE?
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  • WHAT DO WE WANT IT TO SAY?
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  • I DON'T WANT IT TO SAY HER NAME.
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  • I HATED THE THOUGHT OF HER NAME BEING WRITTEN IN
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  • SUCH A SETTING AS THAT.
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  • I HATED EVERYTHING ABOUT THE PROCESS OF PICKING
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  • OUT A CASKET AND LEAVING THROUGH CATALOGS AND
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  • PICKING A GRAVEYARD OUT.
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  • BUT WHEN MY WIFE AND I LOOKED AT EACH OTHER WE
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  • KNEW WHAT WE WOULD WANT IT TO SAY.
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  • GOD FLOODED DEEP INTO OUR SOUL WITH PEACE BEYOND
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  • UNDERSTANDING THE WORDS THAT WE WANTED IT TO SAY
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  • THAT TO THIS DAY ARE THERE, JESUS HAS
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  • DESTROYED DEATH AND HAS BROUGHT LIFE AND
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  • IMMORTALITY TO LIGHT THROUGH THE GOSPEL.
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  • AND I BELIEVE THAT IN YOUR LIFE NO MATTER WHAT
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  • YOU'VE BEEN THROUGH, NO MATTER WHERE YOU'VE GONE
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  • AND WHAT HAS HAPPENED THAT GOD CAN SUSTAIN YOU
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  • WITH THE SAME GRACE, WITH THE SAME STRENGTH, AND
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  • WITH THE SAME RESURRECTION POWER THAT
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  • HAS HELD MY FAMILY IN THE MIDST OF PEACE BEYOND
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  • UNDERSTANDING THESE NOW THREE AND A HALF SOME YEARS.
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  • YOU SEE, JESUS WAS BORN TO DESTROY DEATH.
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  • AS WEIRD AS IT MIGHT BE THAT THAT WAS THE VERSE
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  • WE PICKED, THAT IS WHAT CHRISTMAS IS ALL ABOUT.
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  • THE LION'S ROAR WILL LEAD US HOME ...
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  • - THOUGH DEATH BRINGS GRIEF, IT ALSO BRINGS HOPE.
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  • IN PASTOR LEVI LUSKO'S BOOK THROUGH THE EYES OF
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  • A LION, HE SHARES THE STORY OF A DAY HIS
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  • BEAUTIFUL AND SPIRITED LITTLE GIRL LENYA
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  • UNEXPECTEDLY WENT TO BE WITH THE LORD.
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  • WITH THE RAW LOOK AT THE HEARTACHE AND DIFFICULT
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  • JOURNEY OF HEALING THAT TOOK PLACE AFTER THAT
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  • LOSS, LEVI LUSKO, PASTOR OF FRESH LIFE CHURCH,
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  • UNPACKS THE IMPORTANCE OF SEEING THROUGH THE DARK
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  • PLACES BY SETTING OUR FOCUS ON JESUS CHRIST,
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  • THE LIGHT OF THE WORLD.
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  • BY SEEING DEATH THROUGH JESUS' EYES,
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  • YOU'LL DISCOVER HOW TO GROW THROUGH GRIEF,
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  • PRESS INTO GOD IN THE MIDST OF UNDENIABLE PAIN
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  • AND GAIN A CLEARER VIEW OF ETERNITY.
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  • WHATEVER YOU'RE WALKING THROUGH,
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  • A DOCTOR'S REPORT, TRAGEDY, OR LOSS OF A
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  • LOVED ONE, AS A THANK YOU FOR YOUR GIFT OF ANY
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  • AMOUNT, WE'LL SEND YOU "THROUGH THE EYES OF A
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  • LION" TO HELP YOU FIND HOPE IN JESUS IN THE
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  • MIDST OF GRIEF.
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  • CALL OR GO SECURELY ONLINE TO:
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  • [MUSIC]
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  • IN 2012, I TOOK A COUPLE OF FRIENDS TO SEE
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  • THE NEW SPIDERMAN ON BROADWAY PLAY,
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  • "TURN OFF THE DARK". IT WAS ALL RIGHT.
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  • A LITTLE TOO MUCH SINGING FOR MY LIKE,
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  • BUT AT THE END OF THE NIGHT, WE CAME OUT OF THE
  • 00:10:01.020 --> 00:10:03.020
  • BUILDING ON BROADWAY AND ENDED UP IN TIMES SQUARE,
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  • AND I WAS THINKING AS I LOOKED BACK OVER MY
  • 00:10:06.100 --> 00:10:08.000
  • SHOULDER AT THE WORDS TURN OFF THE DARK,
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  • AND I HAD BEEN MULLING OVER THE FACT THAT I NEEDED
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  • TO WRITE A SERMON FOR OUR CHURCH TO PREACH
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  • ON CHRISTMAS EVE.
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  • AND AS I SAW THE WORDS TURN OFF THE DARK,
  • 00:10:17.060 --> 00:10:19.180
  • IT RATTLED AROUND IN MY HEAD.
  • 00:10:19.200 --> 00:10:21.040
  • IT JUST GOT STUCK A LITTLE BIT BECAUSE
  • 00:10:21.060 --> 00:10:22.260
  • NORMALLY YOU WOULD SAY TURN ON THE LIGHT.
  • 00:10:22.280 --> 00:10:25.060
  • BUT THEN RIGHT AS I WAS THINKING ABOUT THAT,
  • 00:10:25.080 --> 00:10:27.150
  • WE ENDED UP IN TIMES SQUARE WHERE IN THE MIDDLE
  • 00:10:27.170 --> 00:10:30.060
  • OF THE EVENING ALL THE LIGHTS AND THE
  • 00:10:30.080 --> 00:10:32.240
  • ADVERTISEMENTS AND VIDEOS AND EVERYTHING GOING OFF,
  • 00:10:32.260 --> 00:10:35.210
  • I REALIZED THAT THE LIGHT IN A VERY REAL SENSE WAS
  • 00:10:35.230 --> 00:10:39.210
  • TURNING OFF THE DARK AND THAT HIT ME AT THAT
  • 00:10:39.230 --> 00:10:42.140
  • MOMENT THAT CHRISTMAS IS ALL ABOUT DARKNESS BEING
  • 00:10:42.160 --> 00:10:45.090
  • TURNED OFF. THAT'S ACTUALLY WAS HEBREWS SAYS.
  • 00:10:45.110 --> 00:10:48.130
  • HEBREWS SAYS JESUS CAME TO RELEASE THOSE WHO
  • 00:10:48.150 --> 00:10:52.200
  • THROUGH FEAR OF DEATH WERE ALL THEIR LIFETIME
  • 00:10:52.220 --> 00:10:55.230
  • SUBJECT TO BONDAGE.
  • 00:10:55.250 --> 00:10:58.030
  • YOU SEE, WE'VE DWELT IN THE SHADOW LANDS OF FEAR
  • 00:10:58.050 --> 00:11:01.150
  • OF DEATH OUR WHOLE LIVES.
  • 00:11:01.170 --> 00:11:03.240
  • WE LIVE IN A WORLD WHERE EVERYWHERE YOU GO,
  • 00:11:03.260 --> 00:11:06.120
  • EVERY TIME YOU TURN ON THE NEWS,
  • 00:11:06.140 --> 00:11:08.130
  • EVERY TIME YOU LOOK AROUND, THERE'S SORROW.
  • 00:11:08.150 --> 00:11:11.080
  • I WOULD ACTUALLY SAY THAT THIS WORLD IS A PLACE
  • 00:11:11.100 --> 00:11:14.070
  • THAT'S FULL OF SORROW UPON SORROW.
  • 00:11:14.090 --> 00:11:17.140
  • MATTER OF FACT, THAT'S EXACTLY HOW PAUL PUT IT
  • 00:11:17.160 --> 00:11:19.210
  • WHEN HE WROTE THE LETTER TO THE PHILIPPIANS.
  • 00:11:19.230 --> 00:11:21.290
  • HE SAID MY FRIEND EPAPHRODITUS ALMOST DIED.
  • 00:11:22.010 --> 00:11:25.090
  • THIS IS PHILIPPIANS 2.
  • 00:11:25.110 --> 00:11:26.270
  • HE SAID BUT EPAPHRODITUS DIDN'T DIE, GOD HAD MERCY
  • 00:11:26.290 --> 00:11:30.010
  • ON HIM AND ME ALSO SO THAT I WON'T HAVE
  • 00:11:30.030 --> 00:11:33.220
  • SORROW UPON SORROW.
  • 00:11:33.240 --> 00:11:36.180
  • AND THAT IS AN INTERESTING PHRASE.
  • 00:11:36.200 --> 00:11:38.180
  • IF YOU LOOK INTO THE ORIGINAL LANGUAGE,
  • 00:11:38.200 --> 00:11:40.100
  • SORROW UPON SORROW IS USUALLY A PHRASE THAT
  • 00:11:40.120 --> 00:11:43.040
  • WOULD BE USED IN NAUTICAL SETTINGS TO DESCRIBE THE
  • 00:11:43.060 --> 00:11:46.290
  • VICIOUS WAVES AT A PLACE WITH DANGEROUS BREAK.
  • 00:11:47.010 --> 00:11:50.140
  • I REMEMBER ONE OF MY FIRST TIMES SURFING,
  • 00:11:50.160 --> 00:11:52.120
  • I'M PADDLING OUT, ALL OF A SUDDEN I FOUND MYSELF
  • 00:11:52.140 --> 00:11:55.080
  • JUST CAUGHT AND WAVE AFTER WAVE WAS PUMMELING ME,
  • 00:11:55.100 --> 00:11:58.150
  • AND SOON MY BOARD WAS COMING AT ME,
  • 00:11:58.170 --> 00:12:01.040
  • AND I WAS DOWN, AND TRYING TO FIND MY WAY
  • 00:12:01.060 --> 00:12:03.200
  • UP, PULLING MY WAY UP THE LEASH,
  • 00:12:03.220 --> 00:12:05.150
  • GETTING A BREATH JUST FOR THE NEXT WAVE TO COME.
  • 00:12:05.170 --> 00:12:08.090
  • AND THAT, PAUL SAYS, IS WHAT GRIEF IS LIKE.
  • 00:12:08.110 --> 00:12:11.000
  • IT CAN JUST CHURN AND GET CRAZY AND WHIP UP INTO A
  • 00:12:11.020 --> 00:12:14.060
  • STORM, DENIAL AND ANGER AND REJECTION OF THE
  • 00:12:14.080 --> 00:12:18.160
  • EMOTION AND NOT WANTING PEOPLE AROUND YOU.
  • 00:12:18.180 --> 00:12:20.230
  • IT CAN LEAVE YOU FEELING GOOD ONE DAY BUT THEN
  • 00:12:20.250 --> 00:12:23.160
  • FEELING BAD FOR FEELING GOOD.
  • 00:12:23.180 --> 00:12:25.290
  • IT'S SORROW UPON SORROW.
  • 00:12:26.010 --> 00:12:28.060
  • NOW, SOME I KNOW HEARING THIS MIGHT BE ALMOST
  • 00:12:28.080 --> 00:12:31.000
  • BETRAYED, WAIT A MINUTE IT,
  • 00:12:31.020 --> 00:12:32.220
  • PAUL THE APOSTLE SAID THAT IF HE HAD A
  • 00:12:32.240 --> 00:12:34.270
  • FRIENDSHIP DIE WHO WAS A CHRISTIAN,
  • 00:12:34.290 --> 00:12:36.200
  • HE WOULD HAVE SORROW UPON SORROW?
  • 00:12:36.220 --> 00:12:39.130
  • A PROLONGED EMOTIONAL SADNESS THAT WOULD NOT GO
  • 00:12:39.150 --> 00:12:42.230
  • AWAY EASILY OR BE QUICK TO GO THROUGH?
  • 00:12:42.250 --> 00:12:46.160
  • WOULDN'T YOU CORRECT PAUL MAYBE AND SAY PAUL,
  • 00:12:46.180 --> 00:12:48.240
  • DON'T YOU KNOW THAT EPAPHRODITUS IS
  • 00:12:48.260 --> 00:12:51.120
  • WALKING ON STREETS OF GOLD AND EATING FRUIT
  • 00:12:51.140 --> 00:12:54.100
  • FROM THE TREES OF LIFE, AND MOON WALKING ON THE
  • 00:12:54.120 --> 00:12:58.120
  • CRYSTAL LAKE, PROBABLY RIDING ON HIS OWN
  • 00:12:58.140 --> 00:13:01.000
  • PERSONAL UNICORN.
  • 00:13:01.020 --> 00:13:03.190
  • FOR THE RECORD, HIS SADNESS WOULDN'T HAVE
  • 00:13:03.210 --> 00:13:06.020
  • BEEN FOR EPAPHRODITUS.
  • 00:13:06.040 --> 00:13:07.240
  • HIS SADNESS WOULD HAVE BEEN FOR HIMSELF.
  • 00:13:07.260 --> 00:13:10.030
  • I'VE NEVER ONCE BEEN SAD IN THIS PROCESS AS THOUGH
  • 00:13:10.050 --> 00:13:12.280
  • I'M AFRAID WHAT LENYA IS EXPERIENCING IN HEAVEN
  • 00:13:13.000 --> 00:13:16.050
  • ISN'T GRAND. I KNOW IT IS.
  • 00:13:16.070 --> 00:13:18.270
  • I KNOW THAT SHE'S PROBABLY RIDING A HORSE
  • 00:13:18.290 --> 00:13:21.000
  • DOWN THE BEACH AND JUST, I KNOW SHE'S NOT SITTING
  • 00:13:21.020 --> 00:13:23.240
  • THERE WISHING SHE COULD COME BACK TO THIS EARTH.
  • 00:13:23.260 --> 00:13:26.040
  • SHE'S RATHER EXCITED FOR THE DAY THAT HER FAMILY
  • 00:13:26.060 --> 00:13:28.150
  • GETS TO JOIN HER THERE.
  • 00:13:28.170 --> 00:13:31.070
  • OUR SADNESS THOUGH HAS BEEN FOR US.
  • 00:13:31.090 --> 00:13:34.140
  • THE FACT THAT WE HAVE TO SEE HER BICYCLE IN THE
  • 00:13:34.160 --> 00:13:36.140
  • GARAGE WHEN WE GO ON FAMILY BIKE RIDES AND
  • 00:13:36.160 --> 00:13:38.100
  • SHE'S NOT RIDING ON IT.
  • 00:13:38.120 --> 00:13:40.040
  • THE FACT THAT HER BED REMAINED UNSLEPT IN WHEN
  • 00:13:40.060 --> 00:13:43.110
  • WE WERE TUCKING THE REST OF THE GIRLS IN.
  • 00:13:43.130 --> 00:13:45.210
  • THAT SHE'S NOT THERE WITH US AT FAMILY MEALS AND TO
  • 00:13:45.230 --> 00:13:48.220
  • LAUGH AND PLAY WITH AND GET IN TROUBLE WITH HER
  • 00:13:48.240 --> 00:13:52.050
  • SISTERS. HERE'S WHAT I'VE DISCOVERED AND I WANT YOU
  • 00:13:52.070 --> 00:13:54.270
  • TO KNOW. HURTING WITH HOPE STILL HURTS.
  • 00:13:54.290 --> 00:13:59.090
  • IT STINKS!
  • 00:13:59.110 --> 00:14:01.050
  • EVEN THOUGH JESUS TECHNICALLY REMOVED THE
  • 00:14:01.070 --> 00:14:03.000
  • STING FROM DEATH, IT HURTS LIKE HELL,
  • 00:14:03.020 --> 00:14:05.130
  • EVEN WHEN YOU'RE CONFIDENT THAT THEY WENT TO HEAVEN.
  • 00:14:05.150 --> 00:14:08.250
  • AND I THINK IT'S IMPORTANT THAT YOU HEAR
  • 00:14:08.270 --> 00:14:10.080
  • ME SAY THAT TO YOU BECAUSE WE DO DISSERVICE
  • 00:14:10.100 --> 00:14:13.120
  • ANY TIME WE TRY TO GET PEOPLE TO RUSH THROUGH A
  • 00:14:13.140 --> 00:14:15.230
  • PROCESS THAT WILL NOT BE SPED UP,
  • 00:14:15.250 --> 00:14:18.070
  • AND TO PUT A NICE FACE ON AN UGLY THING AS THOUGH
  • 00:14:18.090 --> 00:14:21.170
  • TO SHOW THAT YOU'RE HURTING,
  • 00:14:21.190 --> 00:14:23.040
  • AS TO SHOW THAT YOU HAVE PAIN IS SOMEHOW A
  • 00:14:23.060 --> 00:14:25.270
  • BETRAYAL OF YOUR FAITH IN GOD.
  • 00:14:25.290 --> 00:14:29.000
  • LET ME TELL YOU SOMETHING,
  • 00:14:29.020 --> 00:14:30.140
  • GOD DOESN'T BEGRUDGE YOU YOUR TEARS OR YOUR
  • 00:14:30.160 --> 00:14:32.070
  • SADNESS OR YOUR GRIEF.
  • 00:14:32.090 --> 00:14:34.090
  • MATTER OF FACT, WHEN HE LIVED ON THE EARTH,
  • 00:14:34.110 --> 00:14:36.020
  • HE MODELED IT.
  • 00:14:36.040 --> 00:14:37.190
  • IN JOHN CHAPTER 11, HIS FRIEND LAZARUS DIED.
  • 00:14:37.210 --> 00:14:40.190
  • JESUS WOULD CRASH AT THIS GUY'S HOUSE WHEN HE WAS
  • 00:14:40.210 --> 00:14:43.000
  • IN TOWN AT BETHANY, SLEEP ON THE FOLD OUT COUCH AND
  • 00:14:43.020 --> 00:14:45.190
  • LAZARUS DIED. AND JESUS WAS SAD.
  • 00:14:45.210 --> 00:14:49.010
  • WHEN HE SAW MARY AND MARTHA CRYING,
  • 00:14:49.030 --> 00:14:51.160
  • WEEPING AT THE TOMB, THE BIBLE SAYS THAT JESUS
  • 00:14:51.180 --> 00:14:54.090
  • WEPT AND THEN HE GROANED IN HIS SPIRIT.
  • 00:14:54.110 --> 00:14:58.000
  • AND THE WORD FOR GROAN THAT HE USED IS NOT A
  • 00:14:58.020 --> 00:15:01.080
  • NORMAL ONE. IT'S USUALLY USED TO DESCRIBE THE
  • 00:15:01.100 --> 00:15:04.000
  • ANGRY SNORTING OF AN AGITATED HORSE.
  • 00:15:04.020 --> 00:15:07.050
  • THAT PROBABLY MESSES WITH YOUR GENTLE JESUS MEEK
  • 00:15:07.070 --> 00:15:10.050
  • AND MILD PRECONCEPTIONS, BUT JESUS WASN'T JUST
  • 00:15:10.070 --> 00:15:13.050
  • MAD; HE WAS MAD ENOUGH TO DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT,
  • 00:15:13.070 --> 00:15:16.200
  • AND NOT JUST TO RAISE LAZARUS FROM THE DEAD.
  • 00:15:16.220 --> 00:15:18.280
  • THAT WAS AWESOME. DON'T GET ME WRONG, FULLY RAD.
  • 00:15:19.000 --> 00:15:21.280
  • THAT'S USUALLY THE MIRACLE WE WANT.
  • 00:15:22.000 --> 00:15:23.260
  • THAT'S THE ANSWER TO PRAYER WE WANT.
  • 00:15:23.280 --> 00:15:25.110
  • WE WANT THE PHYSICAL INSTANT MIRACLE.
  • 00:15:25.130 --> 00:15:27.130
  • BUT KNOW THIS, JESUS ALWAYS VIEWED A PHYSICAL
  • 00:15:27.150 --> 00:15:31.040
  • MIRACLE AS A FAILURE IF IT DIDN'T GET ACCOMPANIED
  • 00:15:31.060 --> 00:15:34.060
  • BY A DEEPER ETERNAL MIRACLE.
  • 00:15:34.080 --> 00:15:36.160
  • SO RAISING LAZARUS FROM THE DEAD WAS FINE,
  • 00:15:36.180 --> 00:15:38.210
  • BUT WHAT IT DID WAS IT PROVOKED THE JEWISH
  • 00:15:38.230 --> 00:15:40.280
  • LEADERS IN HAVING TO CONFRONT JESUS AND NAIL
  • 00:15:41.000 --> 00:15:43.190
  • HIM TO THE CROSS, AND THEREIN LIES WHAT HE
  • 00:15:43.210 --> 00:15:46.190
  • ACTUALLY DID IN HIS ANGER RAGING AGAINST DEATH.
  • 00:15:46.210 --> 00:15:50.290
  • JESUS DESTROYED DEATH IN THE MOST UNLIKELY
  • 00:15:51.010 --> 00:15:54.100
  • WAY EVER. HE DIED.
  • 00:15:54.120 --> 00:15:56.230
  • HEBREWS 2:14 PUT IT THIS WAY,
  • 00:15:56.250 --> 00:15:59.080
  • THAT THROUGH DEATH HE MIGHT DESTROY HIM WHO HAD
  • 00:15:59.100 --> 00:16:02.210
  • THE POWER OF DEATH, THE DEVIL.
  • 00:16:02.230 --> 00:16:05.110
  • AS THE SON OF DAVID, JESUS DEFEATED THE DEVIL
  • 00:16:05.130 --> 00:16:08.140
  • THE SAME WAY HIS GREAT GREAT GREAT GREAT GREAT
  • 00:16:08.160 --> 00:16:10.160
  • GRANDFATHER KING DAVID DEFEATED GOLIATH.
  • 00:16:10.180 --> 00:16:13.270
  • NOW I KNOW WE HEAR IN SUNDAY SCHOOLS A LOT
  • 00:16:13.290 --> 00:16:16.170
  • ABOUT THE SLINGSHOT.
  • 00:16:16.190 --> 00:16:18.050
  • DAVID GRABBED FIVE SMOOTH STONES AND IN HIS SLING
  • 00:16:18.070 --> 00:16:21.000
  • HE HURLED ONE TOWARDS THE PHILISTINE IN A FIELD
  • 00:16:21.020 --> 00:16:23.190
  • MUCH LIKE THIS AND THE GIANT FELL DOWN.
  • 00:16:23.210 --> 00:16:26.090
  • IF YOU READ THE BOOK OF 1 SAMUEL CAREFULLY,
  • 00:16:26.110 --> 00:16:28.280
  • YOU'LL FIND THAT DAVID DID INDEED KNOCK THE
  • 00:16:29.000 --> 00:16:31.120
  • UNCIRCUMCISED PHILISTINE DOWN,
  • 00:16:31.140 --> 00:16:33.090
  • THERE'S THE FIRST TIME IN THE SERIES THE WORD
  • 00:16:33.110 --> 00:16:34.180
  • CIRCUMCISED HAS APPEARED.
  • 00:16:34.200 --> 00:16:37.000
  • HE KNOCKED HIM DOWN WITH A STONE,
  • 00:16:37.020 --> 00:16:38.200
  • BUT THEN HE WENT UP TO THE GIANT AND PULLED
  • 00:16:38.220 --> 00:16:41.040
  • GOLIATH'S SWORD OUT OF HIS SHEATH AND CUT HIS
  • 00:16:41.060 --> 00:16:44.200
  • HEAD OFF WITH HIS OWN SWORD.
  • 00:16:44.220 --> 00:16:46.220
  • NOW AGAIN, THIS DOES NOT MAKE THE CUT WHEN
  • 00:16:46.240 --> 00:16:48.270
  • SUNDAY SCHOOL CURRICULUM IS BEING DEVELOPED AND
  • 00:16:48.290 --> 00:16:51.090
  • FOR GOOD REASON. CAN YOU IMAGINE LITTLE BILLY,
  • 00:16:51.110 --> 00:16:53.230
  • I'M GONNA NEED MORE RED AND COUNSELING, RIGHT?
  • 00:16:53.250 --> 00:16:57.140
  • NO, WE DON'T TELL KIDS THAT PART.
  • 00:16:57.160 --> 00:16:59.000
  • BUT DAVID DECAPITATED THE GIANT AND THAT'S HOW
  • 00:16:59.020 --> 00:17:01.200
  • HE KILLED HIM, WITH HIS OWN WEAPON.
  • 00:17:01.220 --> 00:17:03.150
  • HOW PUNK ROCK IS THAT?
  • 00:17:03.170 --> 00:17:05.070
  • BUT THAT'S EXACTLY WHAT JESUS DID.
  • 00:17:05.090 --> 00:17:07.050
  • YOU SEE, IT WAS DEATH THAT CAME AS A RESULT OF
  • 00:17:07.070 --> 00:17:10.040
  • SIN, AND JESUS DESTROYED DEATH BY TASTING DEATH
  • 00:17:10.060 --> 00:17:14.050
  • FOR US ALL BECAUSE HE DIDN'T STAY DEAD.
  • 00:17:14.070 --> 00:17:17.010
  • HE ROSE FROM THE GRAVE ON THE THIRD DAY
  • 00:17:17.030 --> 00:17:19.190
  • RENDERING GRAVE DEFEATED.
  • 00:17:19.210 --> 00:17:21.260
  • HE EVEN HAS PLANNED OUT HIS FINAL VICTORY CHANT.
  • 00:17:21.280 --> 00:17:25.000
  • HE'S GONNA SAY AT THE END OF THE DAY OH,
  • 00:17:25.020 --> 00:17:27.020
  • DEATH WHERE IS YOUR STING,
  • 00:17:27.040 --> 00:17:28.280
  • OH, HADES, WHERE IS YOUR VICTORY?
  • 00:17:29.000 --> 00:17:31.120
  • HOW YOU LIKE ME NOW?
  • 00:17:31.140 --> 00:17:33.130
  • IS THE BASIC GANGSTER TRANSLATION OF WHAT HE'S
  • 00:17:33.150 --> 00:17:36.120
  • GONNA SAY WHEN HE KICKS THE DEVIL'S TEETH IN AND
  • 00:17:36.140 --> 00:17:39.220
  • CAUSES EVERY SINGLE PERSON WHO HAS DIED IN
  • 00:17:39.240 --> 00:17:42.260
  • CHRIST TO RISE PHYSICALLY FROM THE DEAD AT HIS COMING.
  • 00:17:42.280 --> 00:17:47.000
  • JESUS HAS DESTROYED DEATH AND BROUGHT LIFE AND
  • 00:17:47.020 --> 00:17:50.020
  • IMMORTALITY TO LIGHT THROUGH THE GOSPEL.
  • 00:17:50.040 --> 00:17:53.010
  • HE TURNED OFF THE DARK.
  • 00:17:53.030 --> 00:17:55.040
  • THE LION'S ROAR WILL LEAD US HOME...
  • 00:17:55.060 --> 00:18:01.150
  • THE LION'S ROAR WILL LEAD US HOME...
  • 00:18:01.150 --> 00:18:08.120
  • - ANNOUNCER: THOUGH DEATH BRINGS GRIEF,
  • 00:18:08.140 --> 00:18:10.120
  • IT ALSO BRINGS HOPE.
  • 00:18:10.140 --> 00:18:12.020
  • IN PASTOR LEVI LUSKO'S BEST-SELLING BOOK "THROUGH
  • 00:18:12.040 --> 00:18:14.060
  • THE EYES OF A LION" HE SHARES THE STORY OF THE DAY
  • 00:18:14.080 --> 00:18:17.030
  • HIS BEAUTIFUL AND SPIRITED LITTLE GIRL LENYA
  • 00:18:17.050 --> 00:18:20.050
  • UNEXPECTEDLY WENT TO BE WITH THE LORD.
  • 00:18:20.070 --> 00:18:22.040
  • WITH A RAW LOOK AT THE HEARTACHE AND DIFFICULT
  • 00:18:22.060 --> 00:18:24.190
  • JOURNEY OF HEALING THAT TOOK PLACE AFTER THAT LOSS, LEVI
  • 00:18:24.210 --> 00:18:27.150
  • LUSKO, PASTOR OF FRESH LIFE CHURCH, UNPACKS THE
  • 00:18:27.170 --> 00:18:31.000
  • IMPORTANCE OF SEEING THROUGH THE DARK PLACES BY SETTING
  • 00:18:31.020 --> 00:18:34.070
  • OUR FOCUS ON JESUS CHRIST, THE LIGHT OF THE WORLD.
  • 00:18:34.090 --> 00:18:37.150
  • BY SEEING DEATH THROUGH JESUS' EYES, YOU'LL DISCOVER
  • 00:18:37.170 --> 00:18:40.190
  • HOW TO GROW THROUGH GRIEF, PRESS INTO GOD IN THE MIDST
  • 00:18:40.210 --> 00:18:43.270
  • OF UNDENIABLE PAIN, AND GAIN A CLEARER VIEW OF ETERNITY.
  • 00:18:43.290 --> 00:18:47.100
  • WHATEVER YOU'RE WALKING THROUGH, A DOCTOR'S REPORT,
  • 00:18:47.120 --> 00:18:50.120
  • TRAGEDY, OR LOSS OF A LOVED ONE, AS A THANK YOU FOR YOUR
  • 00:18:50.140 --> 00:18:53.140
  • GIFT OF ANY AMOUNT, WE'LL SEND YOU "THROUGH THE EYES
  • 00:18:53.160 --> 00:18:56.110
  • OF A LION" TO HELP YOU FIND HOPE IN JESUS IN
  • 00:18:56.130 --> 00:18:58.290
  • THE MIDST OF GRIEF.
  • 00:18:59.010 --> 00:19:01.000
  • CALL OR GO SECURELY ONLINE TO:
  • 00:19:01.020 --> 00:19:05.130
  • [MUSIC]
  • 00:19:08.050 --> 00:19:14.230
  • - I UNDERSTAND THAT YOU MIGHT BE GOING, HOLD ON A
  • 00:19:14.250 --> 00:19:16.220
  • SECOND THERE, PAL.
  • 00:19:16.240 --> 00:19:18.120
  • JESUS HAS DESTROYED DEATH.
  • 00:19:18.140 --> 00:19:21.050
  • YOU'RE TELLING ME DEATH IS DESTROYED?
  • 00:19:21.070 --> 00:19:23.030
  • YOU'RE TELLING ME IT'S BEEN COMPLETELY ABOLISHED.
  • 00:19:23.050 --> 00:19:24.260
  • IT'S TOTALLY OUT OF BUSINESS.
  • 00:19:24.280 --> 00:19:26.200
  • IT'S BEEN RUN OUT OF TOWN?
  • 00:19:26.220 --> 00:19:28.150
  • THEN WHY DO WE STILL HAVE TO DIE?
  • 00:19:28.170 --> 00:19:31.040
  • GOOD QUESTION.
  • 00:19:31.060 --> 00:19:32.130
  • IT'S AN INTERESTING THING.
  • 00:19:32.150 --> 00:19:34.010
  • IF YOU LOOK AT THAT WORD IN THE GREEK FOR "DESTROYED" OR
  • 00:19:34.030 --> 00:19:37.040
  • AS SOME TRANSLATIONS PUT IT "ABOLISHED", IT'S A VERY
  • 00:19:37.060 --> 00:19:40.280
  • INTERESTING WORD THAT DESCRIBES A FUTURE
  • 00:19:41.000 --> 00:19:43.150
  • EVENT IN THE PAST.
  • 00:19:43.170 --> 00:19:46.250
  • A FUTURE EVENT, THAT HASN'T HAPPENED YET, IN ITS FULL,
  • 00:19:46.270 --> 00:19:50.150
  • FINAL IMPLICATIONS.
  • 00:19:50.170 --> 00:19:51.280
  • BUT IT'S SO SURE TO HAPPEN THAT IT CAN BE REFERRED TO
  • 00:19:52.000 --> 00:19:55.170
  • IN THE PAST TENSE AS THOUGH IT WERE ALREADY COMPLETED.
  • 00:19:55.190 --> 00:19:58.030
  • WHAT DOES THAT MEAN?
  • 00:19:58.050 --> 00:19:59.170
  • WELL, THAT MEANS THAT WHEN JESUS ROSE, DEATH DIED.
  • 00:19:59.190 --> 00:20:04.090
  • THAT WAS IT FOR DEATH. THAT WAS THE POWERFUL MONTH.
  • 00:20:04.110 --> 00:20:09.060
  • NOW, THE RAMIFICATIONS OF THAT HAVE NOT BEEN
  • 00:20:09.080 --> 00:20:11.240
  • CARRIED OUT ALL THE WAY.
  • 00:20:11.260 --> 00:20:13.150
  • ISAIAH, IN THE BOOK OF REVELATION, TALKED ABOUT A
  • 00:20:13.170 --> 00:20:17.030
  • DAY THAT IS COMING WHEN HE WILL SWALLOW UP DEATH
  • 00:20:17.050 --> 00:20:19.140
  • FOREVER.
  • 00:20:19.160 --> 00:20:21.080
  • THERE WILL BE NO MORE DEATH.
  • 00:20:21.100 --> 00:20:23.010
  • HE WILL WIPE EVERY TEAR AWAY FROM OUR EYES.
  • 00:20:23.030 --> 00:20:25.200
  • I WANT TO GIVE YOU A FEW WAYS, AS WE WIND THIS
  • 00:20:25.220 --> 00:20:27.280
  • MESSAGE TO A CLOSE, TO TURN OFF THE DARK INSIDE YOUR
  • 00:20:28.000 --> 00:20:30.240
  • LIFE WHENEVER YOU SEE IT.
  • 00:20:30.260 --> 00:20:32.290
  • I GUESS YOU WOULD SAY THESE ARE THREE DIFFERENT WAYS TO
  • 00:20:33.010 --> 00:20:36.060
  • MAKE IT THROUGH SATURDAY.
  • 00:20:36.080 --> 00:20:38.230
  • SATURDAY? YEAH, SATURDAY.
  • 00:20:38.250 --> 00:20:41.050
  • IT'S IN BETWEEN FRIDAY AND SUNDAY?
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  • I THINK SATURDAY IS THE TOUGHEST STUFF ABOUT BEING
  • 00:20:42.240 --> 00:20:45.130
  • HERE ON THIS EARTH, ABOUT WAITING FOR DARKNESS TO GET
  • 00:20:45.150 --> 00:20:48.180
  • TURNED OFF FOREVER. YOU MIGHT BE CONFUSED.
  • 00:20:48.200 --> 00:20:51.210
  • SATURDAY, LEVI, IS LIKE THE BEST.
  • 00:20:51.230 --> 00:20:54.100
  • ON SATURDAY, WE MAKE WAFFLES.
  • 00:20:54.120 --> 00:20:56.020
  • ON SATURDAY, WE RIDE THE JET SKI, WE MOW THE LAWN, SLEEP
  • 00:20:56.040 --> 00:20:59.030
  • IN THE HAMMOCK. SATURDAY WE SKI. SATURDAY IS AMAZING.
  • 00:20:59.050 --> 00:21:01.220
  • NO, I'M NOT TALKING ABOUT SATURDAY THE DAY.
  • 00:21:01.240 --> 00:21:03.240
  • I'M TALKING ABOUT SATURDAY THE SYMBOL.
  • 00:21:03.260 --> 00:21:06.000
  • JESUS DIED ON THE CROSS ON FRIDAY, AND HE ROSE FROM THE
  • 00:21:06.020 --> 00:21:10.110
  • DEAD ON SUNDAY, BUT ON SATURDAY, THE STONE JUST
  • 00:21:10.130 --> 00:21:13.240
  • SAT THERE OVER THE MOUTH OF THE TOMB.
  • 00:21:13.260 --> 00:21:16.160
  • SATURDAY, HIS BODY WAS COLD, WRAPPED UP IN EMBALMING
  • 00:21:16.180 --> 00:21:19.070
  • FLUID AND STRIPS.
  • 00:21:19.090 --> 00:21:21.060
  • SATURDAY, HE WAS VERY MUCH NOT THERE WITH THEM TO HUG
  • 00:21:21.080 --> 00:21:23.290
  • THEM, TO LIVE WITH THEM, AND TO FILL THEM WITH HIS
  • 00:21:24.010 --> 00:21:26.070
  • SPIRIT.
  • 00:21:26.090 --> 00:21:27.260
  • SATURDAY WAS JUST THIS QUIET SPACE BETWEEN, THE SPACE
  • 00:21:27.280 --> 00:21:31.210
  • BETWEEN PROMISE AND FULFILLMENT.
  • 00:21:31.230 --> 00:21:34.180
  • AND YOU AND I ALL, TO SOME EXTENT, LIVE IN A
  • 00:21:34.200 --> 00:21:37.160
  • SEASON OF SATURDAY.
  • 00:21:37.180 --> 00:21:39.070
  • IT'S DIFFERENT FOR EACH ONE OF US.
  • 00:21:39.090 --> 00:21:40.280
  • FOR YOU, SATURDAY COULD BE JUST A CHRONIC PAIN, THE
  • 00:21:41.000 --> 00:21:43.160
  • FACT THAT YOUR LOWER BACK ALWAYS HURTS.
  • 00:21:43.180 --> 00:21:46.020
  • YOU'VE PRAYED FOR HEALING.
  • 00:21:46.040 --> 00:21:48.050
  • YOU'VE BELIEVED GOD FOR HEALING, BUT IT
  • 00:21:48.070 --> 00:21:49.250
  • STILL LINGERS ON.
  • 00:21:49.270 --> 00:21:51.170
  • SATURDAY FOR ME IS NOT GETTING TO LIVE WITH MY
  • 00:21:51.190 --> 00:21:53.110
  • DAUGHTER LENYA. I KNOW ONE DAY I WILL.
  • 00:21:53.130 --> 00:21:55.030
  • I KNOW ONE DAY I'LL BE WITH HER AGAIN, BUT NOT YET.
  • 00:21:55.050 --> 00:21:58.040
  • SATURDAY IS THE EMPTY SEAT AT THE DINNER TABLE.
  • 00:21:58.060 --> 00:22:01.170
  • SATURDAY IS THE CHILD WHO DOESN'T GET TO HAVE A
  • 00:22:01.190 --> 00:22:03.250
  • RELATIONSHIP WITH HIS DAD BECAUSE HE WAS KILLED
  • 00:22:03.270 --> 00:22:06.070
  • WHILE SERVING HIS COUNTRY OVERSEAS.
  • 00:22:06.090 --> 00:22:07.290
  • SATURDAY IS ANY DIFFICULTY WE GO THROUGH THAT GOD HAS
  • 00:22:08.010 --> 00:22:11.090
  • NOT DEALT WITH YET. HE PROMISES TO.
  • 00:22:11.110 --> 00:22:15.020
  • HE WILL ONE DAY, BUT RIGHT NOW, WE'RE WAITING.
  • 00:22:15.040 --> 00:22:17.250
  • WE'RE WAITING AND BELIEVING THAT SUNDAY IS ON ITS WAY,
  • 00:22:17.270 --> 00:22:19.290
  • AND SUNDAY IS COMING.
  • 00:22:20.010 --> 00:22:22.120
  • SO HOW DO YOU TURN OFF THE DARK IN YOUR
  • 00:22:22.140 --> 00:22:24.210
  • HEART ON SATURDAY?
  • 00:22:24.230 --> 00:22:26.170
  • NUMBER ONE, YOU NEED TO LEARN TO RUN TOWARD THE
  • 00:22:26.190 --> 00:22:29.070
  • ROAR, TO RUN TOWARD THE ROAR.
  • 00:22:29.090 --> 00:22:33.040
  • LIONS HUNT IN AN INTERESTING WAY.
  • 00:22:33.060 --> 00:22:35.240
  • THEY WILL OFTEN, I'M TOLD, SEND A FEW LIONS TO HIDE IN
  • 00:22:35.260 --> 00:22:39.050
  • FRONT OF WHATEVER THEY'RE HUNTING AND TO QUIETLY WAIT.
  • 00:22:39.070 --> 00:22:42.230
  • AND THEN ONE LION, ONLY PRETENDING TO SNEAK, COMES
  • 00:22:42.250 --> 00:22:46.100
  • UP FROM THE FRONT WITH A DIRECT ATTACK AND ROARS.
  • 00:22:46.120 --> 00:22:50.010
  • NOW, OF COURSE A LION'S ROAR IS AN INTIMIDATING THING.
  • 00:22:50.030 --> 00:22:52.260
  • IT CAN BE HEARD FOR FIVE MILES OFF IN THE DISTANCE,
  • 00:22:52.280 --> 00:22:55.230
  • AND SO WHEN THE LION ROARS LIKE THAT, WHAT DOES THE
  • 00:22:55.250 --> 00:22:58.090
  • LITTLE GAZELLE DO?
  • 00:22:58.110 --> 00:22:59.240
  • AT FIRST THE WETS ITSELF, I'M SURE, BUT THEN IT RUNS
  • 00:22:59.260 --> 00:23:02.060
  • AWAY FROM THE ROAR.
  • 00:23:02.080 --> 00:23:05.000
  • NOW, HERE'S THE TRICKY THING.
  • 00:23:05.020 --> 00:23:06.290
  • THE LION THAT IS COMING FROM THE FRONT, HE'S NOT AS FAST,
  • 00:23:07.010 --> 00:23:10.020
  • DOES NOT HAVE AS MUCH STAMINA AND CANNOT
  • 00:23:10.040 --> 00:23:12.180
  • CORNER AS QUICKLY AS WHAT IT'S GETTING.
  • 00:23:12.200 --> 00:23:14.140
  • SO IF THE LION THAT WAS COMING TOWARDS THE GAZELLE
  • 00:23:14.160 --> 00:23:18.020
  • WERE TO ACTUALLY HAVE TO CHASE THIS THING IN A DEAD
  • 00:23:18.040 --> 00:23:20.270
  • SPRINT, IT WOULD LOSE ALMOST EVERY SINGLE TIME.
  • 00:23:20.290 --> 00:23:23.130
  • BUT THE LITTLE GAZELLE DOESN'T UNDERSTAND
  • 00:23:23.150 --> 00:23:25.160
  • THAT OR KNOW THAT.
  • 00:23:25.180 --> 00:23:27.000
  • IT JUST HEARS A SCARY SOUND, SO IT RUNS AWAY FROM THE
  • 00:23:27.020 --> 00:23:28.280
  • ROARING LION TOWARDS THE TWO LIONS HE DIDN'T KNOW NOTHING
  • 00:23:29.000 --> 00:23:32.040
  • ABOUT, THAT JUST GRAB HIM AS HE GOES BY.
  • 00:23:32.060 --> 00:23:36.030
  • THE POINT IS EVEN THOUGH IT'S COUNTERINTUITIVE,
  • 00:23:36.050 --> 00:23:40.030
  • SOMETIMES, THE BEST THING TO DO IS TO RUN TOWARDS WHAT
  • 00:23:40.050 --> 00:23:43.090
  • YOU'RE SCARED OF AND NOT AWAY FROM IT.
  • 00:23:43.110 --> 00:23:45.290
  • AND I BELIEVE THAT VICTORY WILL COME TO YOU AS YOU RUN
  • 00:23:46.010 --> 00:23:48.200
  • TOWARD THE ROAR. WHAT DOES THAT MEAN?
  • 00:23:48.220 --> 00:23:51.160
  • WELL, FOR JENNY AND I AND OUR FAMILY, IT MEANT TO BE
  • 00:23:51.180 --> 00:23:53.290
  • WILLING TO FACE THE DEATH OF OUR DAUGHTER HEAD ON AND NOT
  • 00:23:54.010 --> 00:23:56.290
  • NUMBING OURSELVES WITH NARCOTICS, NOT STUPEFYING
  • 00:23:57.010 --> 00:24:00.100
  • OUR SENSES WITH LIQUOR, AS TEMPTING AS THAT WOULD HAVE
  • 00:24:00.120 --> 00:24:03.280
  • BEEN TO NOT HAVE TO FACE IT.
  • 00:24:04.000 --> 00:24:05.210
  • WE DECIDED WE'RE GOING TO HOLD THIS THING CALLED GRIEF
  • 00:24:05.230 --> 00:24:07.210
  • TO OUR BREAST, AND WE'RE GOING TO LET IT DUMP ITS
  • 00:24:07.230 --> 00:24:10.040
  • VENOM STRAIGHT INTO OUR VEINS, AND IF IT KILLS, IT
  • 00:24:10.060 --> 00:24:12.040
  • KILLS US, BUT WE WON'T HAVE TO LIVE IN FEAR.
  • 00:24:12.060 --> 00:24:13.290
  • WE'RE GOING TO LOOK AT EVERY PICTURE.
  • 00:24:14.010 --> 00:24:15.200
  • WE'RE GOING TO WATCH EVERY MOVIE.
  • 00:24:15.220 --> 00:24:17.040
  • WE WERE GOING TO LOOK AT HER CLOTHES AND NOT MAKE A
  • 00:24:17.060 --> 00:24:19.040
  • SHRINE AND NOT BE UNWILLING TO FACE IT, BUT WE WERE
  • 00:24:19.060 --> 00:24:21.130
  • GOING TO SMELL THEM AND HUG AND CRY OVER THEM AND THEN
  • 00:24:21.150 --> 00:24:24.170
  • WASH THEM AND PUT THEM IN THE CLOSET SO THEY'D BE
  • 00:24:24.190 --> 00:24:27.080
  • READY FOR HER LITTLE SISTERS TO WEAR.
  • 00:24:27.100 --> 00:24:29.070
  • WE WERE GOING TO RUN TOWARD THE ROAR AND NOT
  • 00:24:29.090 --> 00:24:31.180
  • AWAY FROM IT.
  • 00:24:31.200 --> 00:24:33.130
  • IN WHATEVER WAY THAT MEANS FOR YOU -- PERHAPS IT MEANS
  • 00:24:33.150 --> 00:24:35.210
  • STAYING AT A JOB YOU FEEL LIKE QUITTING.
  • 00:24:35.230 --> 00:24:37.180
  • PERHAPS IT MEANS STAYING IN YOUR CHURCH, EVEN THOUGH
  • 00:24:37.200 --> 00:24:40.130
  • YOU'VE BEEN OFFENDED, EVEN THOUGH YOU DIDN'T GET PICKED
  • 00:24:40.150 --> 00:24:41.280
  • FOR THE WORSHIP TEAM; NOT RUNNING AWAY FROM THINGS
  • 00:24:42.000 --> 00:24:43.250
  • THAT SCARE YOU, BUT RUNNING TOWARDS THEM.
  • 00:24:43.270 --> 00:24:46.110
  • THE SECOND WAY TO TURN OFF THE DARK IS TO REMEMBER TO
  • 00:24:46.130 --> 00:24:48.230
  • STICK TOGETHER. LIONS ARE THE ONLY SOCIAL CAT.
  • 00:24:48.250 --> 00:24:52.090
  • IT'S INTERESTING.
  • 00:24:52.110 --> 00:24:53.280
  • THEY'RE NOT SOLITARY. THEY LIVE IN PRIDES.
  • 00:24:54.000 --> 00:24:55.260
  • THEY HAVE 20, 25 OTHER LIONS THEY DO LIFE WITH.
  • 00:24:55.280 --> 00:24:59.130
  • AND I BELIEVE THAT AS YOU LEARN TO GROW IN A GROVE,
  • 00:24:59.150 --> 00:25:03.190
  • THERE'S GOING TO BE GREAT POWER THAT COMES
  • 00:25:03.210 --> 00:25:05.200
  • FROM THE PRIDE.
  • 00:25:05.220 --> 00:25:07.110
  • THE BIBLE CALLS US THE CEDARS OF LEBANON, AND CEDAR
  • 00:25:07.130 --> 00:25:09.250
  • TREES GROW IN GROVES.
  • 00:25:09.270 --> 00:25:12.060
  • THEIR ROOT SYSTEMS LIVE TOGETHER AND
  • 00:25:12.080 --> 00:25:14.000
  • MINGLE AROUND EACH OTHER.
  • 00:25:14.020 --> 00:25:15.240
  • ON SATURDAY, DON'T BE CAUGHT ALONE.
  • 00:25:15.260 --> 00:25:18.040
  • MAKE SURE THAT YOU HAVE THE PRIDE HAVING YOUR BACK,
  • 00:25:18.060 --> 00:25:20.250
  • KEEPING YOUR HEAD UP, ENCOURAGING YOU WHEN
  • 00:25:20.270 --> 00:25:23.260
  • LIFE GETS DIFFICULT.
  • 00:25:23.280 --> 00:25:26.020
  • WE FOUND THAT IN THE EMERGENCY ROOM IN OUR HOME,
  • 00:25:26.040 --> 00:25:28.190
  • IN THE DAYS AND WEEKS AFTERWARDS, HAVING GOD'S
  • 00:25:28.210 --> 00:25:30.290
  • PEOPLE AROUND US FROM OUR CHURCH WAS THE GREATEST
  • 00:25:31.010 --> 00:25:33.270
  • SOURCE OF STRENGTH AND HELP AND ENCOURAGEMENT.
  • 00:25:33.290 --> 00:25:35.280
  • THERE SHOULD BE PEOPLE IN YOUR LIFE POSITIONED BEFORE
  • 00:25:36.000 --> 00:25:38.180
  • DIFFICULTY COMES WHO ARE READY TO HELP YOU, TO HOLD
  • 00:25:38.200 --> 00:25:41.240
  • YOUR ARMS UP, AND TO ENCOURAGE YOU.
  • 00:25:41.260 --> 00:25:44.080
  • THE FINAL WAY THAT I WOULD SAY YOU CAN TURN OFF THE
  • 00:25:44.100 --> 00:25:47.080
  • DARK IN YOUR HEART ON SATURDAY IS SIMPLY
  • 00:25:47.100 --> 00:25:49.040
  • TO KEEP MOVING.
  • 00:25:49.060 --> 00:25:50.250
  • I HEARD THAT SHARKS, THEY CAN ONLY BREATHE AS LONG AS
  • 00:25:50.270 --> 00:25:52.250
  • THEY'RE SWIMMING.
  • 00:25:52.270 --> 00:25:54.180
  • IF THEY SIT STILL FOR TOO LONG, THEY'LL SUFFOCATE,
  • 00:25:54.200 --> 00:25:56.260
  • AND I THINK GRIEF AND SUFFOCATION, THEY KIND
  • 00:25:56.280 --> 00:26:00.020
  • OF GO TOGETHER.
  • 00:26:00.040 --> 00:26:01.260
  • IF YOU DON'T KEEP SWIMMING, YOU'RE NOT GOING TO BE ABLE
  • 00:26:01.280 --> 00:26:04.030
  • TO KEEP BREATHING.
  • 00:26:04.050 --> 00:26:06.010
  • IT WILL BE TEMPTING JUST TO PULL THE COVERS OVER YOUR
  • 00:26:06.030 --> 00:26:08.020
  • HEAD AND TO NEVER GET UP AGAIN, AND THERE ARE
  • 00:26:08.040 --> 00:26:10.160
  • SOMETIMES WHEN YOU FEEL THE PAIN IS SO BAD, YOU CAN'T
  • 00:26:10.180 --> 00:26:13.020
  • POSSIBLY BEAR IT FOR ANOTHER MOMENT, BUT LET ME SAY THIS:
  • 00:26:13.040 --> 00:26:15.130
  • JUST KEEP MOVING. JUST KEEP SWIMMING.
  • 00:26:15.150 --> 00:26:17.230
  • NOW THE SPIRIT OF FINDING NEMO IS COMING UPON ME.
  • 00:26:17.250 --> 00:26:19.240
  • JUST KEEP SWIMMING, NEMO.
  • 00:26:19.260 --> 00:26:21.130
  • JUST KEEP SWIMMING. JUST KEEP MOVING. JUST GET UP ANOTHER DAY.
  • 00:26:21.150 --> 00:26:25.020
  • OPEN YOUR BIBLE UP ANOTHER DAY.
  • 00:26:25.040 --> 00:26:28.020
  • I KNOW IT HURTS SO BAD, YOU HARDLY THINK YOU CAN SURVIVE
  • 00:26:28.040 --> 00:26:30.120
  • THIS, AND YOU MIGHT BE THINKING,
  • 00:26:30.140 --> 00:26:31.220
  • I CAN'T DO IT, LEVI.
  • 00:26:31.240 --> 00:26:33.200
  • AND I JUST WANT TO SAY THE HOLY SPIRIT IS GOING TO GIVE
  • 00:26:33.220 --> 00:26:36.010
  • YOU THE STRENGTH.
  • 00:26:36.030 --> 00:26:37.210
  • JUST RIGHT NOW, DO IT ONE MORE TIME, AND ONE MORE TIME.
  • 00:26:37.230 --> 00:26:41.040
  • DON'T WORRY ABOUT TOMORROW.
  • 00:26:41.060 --> 00:26:42.160
  • DON'T WORRY ABOUT NEXT MONTH.
  • 00:26:42.180 --> 00:26:44.000
  • GOD'S GOING TO GIVE YOU THE GRACE FOR THIS HOUR AND THEN
  • 00:26:44.020 --> 00:26:45.250
  • THE NEXT ONE AND THEN THE NEXT ONE AND
  • 00:26:45.270 --> 00:26:47.160
  • THEN THE NEXT ONE.
  • 00:26:47.180 --> 00:26:49.020
  • AND ONE DAY, HE'LL FINALLY TURN OFF THE DARK FOREVER
  • 00:26:49.040 --> 00:26:52.000
  • BECAUSE SUNDAY WILL BE HERE.
  • 00:26:52.020 --> 00:26:55.010
  • IT'S NOT A DAY, IT'S A PERSON.
  • 00:26:55.030 --> 00:26:57.030
  • HIS NAME IS JESUS.
  • 00:26:57.050 --> 00:26:58.280
  • [MUSIC]
  • 00:26:59.000 --> 00:27:01.170
  • IN YOU, I HAVE STRENGTH FOR TOMORROW...
  • 00:27:01.190 --> 00:27:06.180
  • MADE NEW BY THE GRACE OF THE FATHER...
  • 00:27:06.200 --> 00:27:13.140
  • IN YOU, I AM ALL I CAN EVER BE...
  • 00:27:13.160 --> 00:27:21.130
  • YOU'RE ALL I NEED...
  • 00:27:21.150 --> 00:27:27.190