No, I’m not hurt.  Hurt as in the song ‘Hurt’.  It was written by Trent Rezner and first performed by Nine Inch Nails.  It describes a hellish life of drug addiction and self-destructive behavior.  Then, shortly before he died, Johnny Cash did a cover of Hurt.  I’ve never been a hugh Johnny Cash fan but this song really speaks to me.  His version does not come across sounding like a man caught in drug addiction.  This version sounds more like a man looking back across the years of his life and lamenting the things he did to hurt others, especially those whom he loved the most.  It sounds like a man at the end of his days seeking redemption.

Providentially redemption is something we can all attain no matter what kind of lives we led.  Christ is always quick and ready to forgive.  He will take all your emotional burdens and regrets upon Himself for no reason other than He loves you.  His heart breaks to see you in pain and He can lift that pain.  It’s the best offer in history of which sadly very few will take advantage.  If you want to know how to find real, lasting peace.  Just ask me.

In the mean time I leave you with Johnny Cash’s cover of Hurt.

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