A Strong Backbone
By Debra Torres
The profanity came out of Claire’s mouth hard and fast that day in our high school locker room.
I was a new Christian then, a wannabe athlete and mediocre at best on our high school swim team.
I was a bit awkward and self-conscience, but I had a light growing inside me that was beginning to show through the cracks in my reserved personality.
Claire was a good swimmer, tall, blue-eyed and confident with the boys. But she had a mouth that could beat any sailor, and she especially favored bashing God’s name.
And that day in the locker room, I had had enough.
“Stop saying that,” I said, challenging her while she and her friend Beth laughed and carried on about something. When Claire asked why, I told her that God didn’t like it. ...
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Who is God? God loves us all so much and he desires that not one would be lost. He has chosen you and me to go and tell others about him. It's a tough road lined with persecution, and he knows it. I think that's why there's such a great reward waiting for those who choose to obey.
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