I Can’t…

June 27, 2012 | Chad Stuart

“I can’t.”

Those are the words my dad spoke two-and-a-half years ago. It was his response to a question I had put to him: “Dad will you do a Bible study with one of our contacts?”

“I can’t.”

Let me tell you a little bit about my dad. Almost all of his adult life he has been a teacher. He taught in Adventist academies for six years, and then at Pacific Union College, Loma Linda University, Andrews University and University of the Pacific. He has degrees in both education and physical therapy. He has two Master’s Degrees and a Doctorate. He founded a Masters-level physical therapy program from scratch, and was then its director for more than a decade.

“I can’t.”

It seemed like a pretty ridiculous answer.

And even more significant than his academic accomplishments, was his constantly telling me how much he loved Jesus and how much Jesus was blessing his life.

“I can’t.”

Given this, it was an even more unbelievable answer!

“I can’t” is really “I won’t.”

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