Today is a celebration of my life. I am sixty one years old today. There was a time, not too long ago, I thought I would never see this day. I was seriously ill, in a very threatening way. Death was almost a certainty. God, however, in his infinite wisdom, had other ideas for me. What he is saving me for, is a question I ask Him everyday.
Throughout my life, I have wanted to be a writer. When I became ill I told myself if I lived long enough, I would give it a try. I started writing about two months ago and the words just keep pouring out. I also promised God if I made it through the past few years I would write about the miracle that is my life, and his never ending Grace. I am relatively new in my Christianity, having surrendered my life completely and thoroughly only three years ago.
My faith in God is something I could write about endlessly. His forgiveness and Grace, which I definitely do not deserve, is a topic I write about the most. Before I came to know Jesus in my heart and soul, I was one of the most angry and resentful people you would ever know. So if you see repetition in my writings, now you know why.
I think I will become a good writer. I may never get the periods and commas right, but God doesnít care as long as I find the right words to express his Glory. I donít have the Bible verses down pat yet. but I will. I am working on those things now, and also the right manuscript to tell people who might not know Jesus what it means to be a sinner forgiven. My life has been one Iím not proud of, but I know Jesus knew all long I would eventually come to him. He was waiting patiently for his lost sheep to find her way home.
So today, on my sixty first birthday, I want no presents other than the ones I have already received, the love and forgiveness of Jesus Christ. He has given me life so far, and he has given it abundantly. Today, I celebrate that life.
John 3:16 ďFor God so loved the world, Her gave his only begotten Son, so that whosoever should believeth in him would not perish, but have eternal life.Ē