Redemption Awaits

        I have a saying I like:  “If you want to do some good in the world you can count on resistance.  If you want to do wrong you can count on being granted significant latitude.”

        I once remarked to a friend I couldn’t understand why people were persecuting someone; it seemed to me he was doing his best to do right.

        My buddy said, “I don’t know Doc, they did it to Jesus didn’t they?”

       I never forgot that.  This was a simple country man, but he had a lot of wisdom.  One can expect a hard time for doing right.

        One of the themes of my book is redemption.  My Lit agent always says the King James is the backbone of Southern Literature.  The longer I know him the smarter he gets.

        This morning on FaceBook my friend Cliff Searcy posted on this subject.  Go check it out.  After I read over his thoughts these words came to me.  If Jesus can rise from the dead, there is hope for redemption for all of us.

‘Redemption Awaits’  

Just as sure as He
Rose from the dead
The spirit can rise in you
Just when you think
All in lost
And don’t know what to do
Turn to Him
And let your soul within
Give you life anew

I hope all of you have a blessed day.

Dr. B

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16 Comments on “Redemption Awaits”

  1. Cindy Carter Says:

    WOW! Very good. I keep hoping. This just gives me another reason to do so. I have been feeling a lot like Job for a good while now. Things have been happening to me that I could not understand why. But, they have made me a better and strong person….

    • drtombibey Says:


      I figure even if we all die trying we still wind up in Heaven and are okay for eternity, which is the most important thing. I hold to hope that most folks will see some contentment and peace here on Earth because of their faith.

      Dr. B

      • Cindy Carter Says:

        We never really get it right do we? But, it is worth the try. And, I know there are lots of people in heaven that I can’t wait to meet….

        In fact, if you enjoy reading Southern readers…you might try Frannie Flagg “Can’t Wait To Get To Heaven”. Seems God likes to serve cake! LOL

  2. drtombibey Says:


    That’s right. As humans we are all imperfect; just gotta do our best. I hope they have ice cream with that cake. Down here I have to watch how much I eat.

    Dr. B

  3. Val Says:

    Redemption. A noble aim and truly all we can really aspire to on this earth. The older I get the more I realize that redemption is all tied up in our ability to tell ourselves the truth. Your words are very true in many ways for many people of many faiths Dr. B. 🙂

    • drtombibey Says:


      Your comment is right on. In my book, my friend Indie showed me how to find redemption in the face of injustice and do so with grace.

      Because it is a medical book, I felt it had to be fiction to protect privacy. My agent always said, “Son, your reader knows you write fiction, but you can not lie to them. You must always show them the truth the best you can.”

      I did my best to do what he said.

      Dr. B

  4. “Let the one among you who is without sin cast the first stone.” One of my fav verses. I can imagine being there in that day and time, and Jesus just walks up and calls you out on your sin. Thanks for the post. It’s good stuff you put out there, Doc.
    God Bless.

  5. drtombibey Says:


    I’m afraid my glass house would have a whole bunch of shattering going on, my friend. But I am truly sorry for my errors and I pray that’ll get me home.

    Dr. B

  6. dartheyeball Says:

    As long as we have breath in our body; there is a chance to see true freedom.

  7. Martin Waddell Says:

    The other really encouraging thing is the way that, in the Old and New Testaments, all sorts of apparently unsuitable people get a call to serve God. Crooks like Jacob, wimps like Moses, big-mouths like Peter, bigots like Saul of Tarsus and lots of others – there’s hope for people like me after all.

    • drtombibey Says:


      Your thought started out my morning just right. It gives me hope an old half a^^ mandolin picker might do a little good before it’s all over. There’s hope for all of us, brother.

      Dr. B

  8. junebugger Says:


    I’ll probably jump back to this post during my journey to publication. It’s sometimes hard to remember that before I am a writer, I’m a christian first, especially in a secular market with their own expectations on how a romance novel should be written. Hopefully I’ll be able to stand strong and, at the end, be able to say: “I have fought a good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith”.

    • drtombibey Says:


      You keep the faith ’cause you are a nice person. It is a long hard journey. I’ve been at it almost ten years and just now have several publishers taking a good look. When it’s all over, I’ll be able to say I remained true to myself, but I can’t say I took an easy road.

      Like I said on the other post you read, I’ll never be recognized as a “great writer.” Even though the elderly gentlemen is not that much of a mandolin player, he is still doing his part.

      You write well, and will get your say. It might take years, but your time will come.

      Dr. B

  9. Tirzah Says:

    This blog entry is one worth thinking about. Good always seems to be a harder road than apathy/bad. I guess it just takes less to do nothing.



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