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Seeing the Blind Side

Love in action brings faith into focus; PLUS, Tiger Ain't Out of the Woods Yet

by Greg Asimakoupoulos
December 11, 2009

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Seeing the Blind Side

Seeing the Blind Side
Love in action brings faith into focus

There is a film you've got to see.
It's called The Blind Side and for me
this true-life story illustrates
the difference we can make.

A homeless kid without a bed.
An addict mom, a father dead,
a wealthy woman with a faith
that prompted her to act.

She gave "Big Mike" a place to sleep
the night before Thanksgiving's feast
and at the table the next day
she made a place for him.

She bought him clothes, gave him a bed
and then a chance to get ahead.
Then Leigh Anne Tuohy and her clan
helped Michael thrive in school.

That's where he found he had the gift
to give his football team a lift.
And from Old Miss to Baltimore
"Big Mike" found new respect.

Just like Mephibosheth of old
(crippled by life, left in the cold)
Mike Oher gained a family
who kept a promise made.

When Leigh Anne gave the Lord her heart,
she promised Him she'd do her part
to care for those He dearly loves
and that is what she did.

But we can do that very thing.
To serve the poor makes our hearts sing,
for sheltering a homeless child
is giving Christ a bed.

* The story of Leigh Anne Tuohy's family and Michael Oher was documented in the book The Blind Side: Evolution of a Game by Michael Lewis (before it became a movie by the same name). The story of Mephibosheth (the grandson of King Saul of Israel) can be found in the Bible in 2 Samuel 9:1-13

Tiger Ain't Out of the Woods Yet
The penalty strokes are more than he expected

Is he out of the woods? You kidding me?
He's in quite deep. Tiger's OB.
He may feel under-par for years.
His wife will see to that.

She caught her Tiger in a tale
that he made up to hide his trail
of late-night shots with lady friends
that led to errant ways.

The moral of this sordid mess
is "Run from youthful lusts," I guess.*
The penalty for giving in
is more than what you'd think.

No matter what a person makes
they aren't exempt from traps and lakes.
The hazards of celebrity are... well...
par for the course.

"Flee the evil desires of youth, and pursue righteousness, faith, love and peace, along with those who call on the Lord out of a pure heart." (2 Timothy 2:22) 

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