My son-in-law tore his Marmot insulated jacket

Just a small rip. He doesn’t know how it happened, but he obviously caught it on something. It’s light stuff and would be easy to tear. It was definitely not any failure of the jacket quality.

He’d had it about a year and loved it. Too bad.

REI replaced it. For free. Even after a year.

But it was his fault!

Doesn’t matter. “Go on back there and pick out another one,” they said.

Do you find it hard to ask for God’s help when the mess you’re in is all your fault?

Of course you go to God when you’re scared or a victim. But if your trouble is your own doing are you on your own?

Is REI more generous than Jesus?

About the Author


If you could take a pill that imparted encouragement and big picture perspective the whole world would change. In Charlotte, NC I try to help New Life 91.9 radio to be that pill. I also team up with my wife Brenda, and our daughters and sons-in-law, to try to dent the world with a bit of hope and encouragement.

  • Abbie

    Oh. Yeah, it’s like when I’ve said, “I just can’t forgive myself.” Because what? I have higher standards than God? I suppose this is just another case of the focus being on us instead of Him.

    And I am SO glad that God takes all the stuff I’ve messed up – in my life and others – and is in the process of redeeming it, all of it.

    • Gary Morland

      I do that higher standards than God thing all the time. Thanks Abbie