When Jesus Put Shame to Shame

by Ty Gibson  |  April 10, 2017

If you know me at all, then you know that I am decidedly anti-coercion. And yet, if I could make every person on the planet listen to this audio message by my friend, Elise Harboldt, I would. Well, maybe I’m exaggerating for effect, but I’m hoping you get the effect. This is what I texted to Elise today after hearing her message:

“Elise, I just listened to your message, When Jesus Put Shame to Shame. I am overcome by the love of God, moved to my core. Thank you, thank you, for speaking such beautiful good news. I’m in a public place and now I need to figure out how to stop crying.”

Wherever you are reading this, I’m asking you to get alone somewhere and listen to this message. Throw on some headphones and go for a walk, or go for a drive and listen to it in your car, or lay down on your bed and let it play from your phone. Do whatever you need to do, but make it a point to listen to this message. Seriously, you will be glad you did.

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Ty Gibson Co-Director
Light Bearers
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  • Shelzybelzy

    Thank you Elise, To share such personal struggles is hard. It was really moving and inspirational.

  • Elise Harboldt

    Thanks for the kind words. Jesus loves us so much! Blessings. 🙂

  • Claudia

    That was beautiful, Elise. Thanks for sharing from your heart. Jesus is especially fond of you!!!!!

  • lindseycamille

    I listened recently to Ty Gibson speaking on the fall of man where he explained that God never wanted us to feel what it feels like to hate ourselves. That revelation broke me wide open as that is the feeling I so often feel that I am constantly trying to beat back. It never occurred to me that I wasn’t built to suffer under the weight of so much shame. A few days later I listened to you, Elise, speak about shame and it brought me to tears. Healing warm tears, like the kind you cried in the arms of your friend the night you two shared tea. I don’t think I can effectively articulate what your message meant, even the beautiful way it was delivered, but let me try… I have become comfortable with the idea of living in a state of total vulnerability. Through no choice of my own I have come to accept thats just the way it is for me now. Being stripped of any sense of self protection, I have come to appreciate how not having the strength or desire to build false walls of protection has exposed me to people, ideas, and ways of living that I would never turn away from. But I was unaware of the effect shame was continuing to have on my life. I had not connected loving God as creator to loving myself as his creation. I had not yet considered how tenderly He could still look upon me even after I have buried myself in mire. Your story, so gently delivered and honestly displayed, revealed another layer of love to the Jesus I thought I already understood. I’m trying but I just can’t tell you what that has meant. Thank you, thank you, thank you from the bottom of my broken but mending heart. Thank you.