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Aug 7, 2007

Watermelon and Scapegoats

Tuesday is here. Could this week possibly pass by any slower? And could it get any hotter outside? I’m attempting to refresh myself with this bowl full of watermelon, but unfortunately, I picked a bad one—aka not sweet. Supposedly there is some method to picking out a sweet watermelon, but it seems a little strange to me to be thumping and shaking right in the middle of the grocery store! I just opted for a pretty one and reaffirmed the old saying that “you can’t judge a book by its cover.” Anyway, last night I went over to a friend’s house and helped her finish up some painting in her living room. It was sorta therapeutic, and took my mind off of Kevin being gone. After we finished painting we watched the movie “The Last Sin Eater,” about a 10-year old little girl looking for redemption after blaming herself for her little sister’s death. The problem is that she has grown up in a community in the 1800’s where the townspeople believe that “the sin eater” (a man who supposedly sold himself to the devil and feasts on people’s sins when they die) is the only person who can take away sins, and furthermore, a person has to be dead before their sins can be forgiven. She eventually meets a missionary and discovers the truth of Jesus (our scapegoat), which she accepts and relays to her community. It was a pretty interesting movie because from what I understand, historically, the “sin eater” belief was an actual belief among some past people groups. It got me to thinking about how the need for forgiveness and a Savior is present in each of us, yet ONLY the TRUTH will set us free—the truth of Jesus, the only one fit to take upon Himself the sins of the world. I enjoyed the more from a spiritual standpoint than a production standpoint. I would recommend it to anyone who wants to be uniquely reminded of our great salvation.

As far as tonight, I might just curl up on the couch and enjoy one of the movies that I borrowed from Sara.

Blessings,

Beth

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