Seven decades ago I took my first glorious breath, and today I am breathing in the wonderful love of God.
My thoughts often linger on my youth when I lost my dad in a private plane crash. And it was in my youth that I was introduced to the love of my heavenly Abba Father and believed in His Son, Jesus, for the forgiveness of my sins.
My dear mother played a huge role in God‘s amazing plan of establishing a closer walk with my Savior. She made sure I had fellowship with other believers and she helped me break off a friendship that could have taken me down a very different path.
Bible college led me to my husband of 48 1/2 years, for whom I continue to praise God. Our marriage gets sweeter by the day because Jesus has been our strength and peace in the storms of life. Through the years, knowing we were bathed in daily prayers by parents, family, and friends has been a continual comfort.
God has blessed us with 10 children – one in heaven through miscarriage – and 8 additional children who are parents of our 18 grands, including a foster baby. Knowing that Jesus Christ intercedes with the Father on our family’s behalf day and night gives such an intimate connection with the Father and such an amazing sense of His love. I am so grateful that Steve and I and our children and some of their children, as sheep in the fold, know the voice of the Great Shepherd. He watches over his “flock” by night and guides us by day.
I love that God loves ALL men! Satan, the power of the air, would like us to believe that God‘s love is limited and selective, the Creator of heaven and earth and all the angels, Jesus Christ, loved the world so much that He took it upon Himself to be born of a virgin and to die a sinner’s death for you and for me, to give us eternal life in Him through His resurrection from the dead.
“Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and you shall be saved.” Acts 16:31
“Therefore there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus. For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus has set you free from the law of sin and of death…”
“For by grace you have been saved through faith; and that not of yourselves, it is the gift of God; not as a result of works, so that no one may boast.”
🎶“What a day that will be when my Savior I shall see…
When I look upon His face and see the wonders of His grace…”
Oh, Glorious day!