Look Back Over Your Life by Pastor Ed Young

You know, it’s a pretty amazing thing to look back over your life and to recall all the interesting people that you have met.  I did that a while back and I want to tell you about a guy I met in Houston several years ago.  This guy’s name is Robert and he is an agent for a lot of professional boxers.  I’m talking about some serious guys.  Anyway, he walked up to me one day and he said, “Ed, have you ever been to a professional boxing match?”  I said, “No.”  So he took me to a boxing match in Houston.

So while I was sitting there watching this boxing match, he walked up to me and said, “Ed, I’ve been back there in the dressing room and I was wondering if you would like to experience what it is like to be in the ring with a heavy-weight boxer?  Would you like to feel what’s it like?”  I said, “No man, I mean I don’t want to get hit.”  He said, “No, no, no.  I’m not talking about getting hit.  I’m talking about you standing there and letting a boxer throw punches at your head.”  I said, “Well yeah, I’ll do that.”  He said, “Come on.”

So we went into this dressing room and here is this heavy-weight boxer.  He’s like 6’4”, 230; he has a hood on and he’s shadow boxing.  Robert says, “Okay, Ed, come a little closer.”  And then he told the guy to start punching at my head.  This guy’s gloves are coming like an inch away from my nose and eyes.

I could feel the wind.  It was a frightening experience.  But it was a unique experience because literally this guy could kill you with just one punch.

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