Today is my birthday, and my heart is so full of gratitude to our Magnificent, Wonderful God! For most of my 54 years I have known His love and presence in my life, and He has been ever faithful, endlessly patient; constantly loving, teaching, guiding, correcting, forgiving, never forsaking, bountifully blessing – my Rock, my Shield, my Comforter, my Provider, my Saviour and my Friend.
I praise Him for who He is, for sending Jesus to die for me, for raising Him that I also might live. I thank him for freedom to live for Him, liberty to worship Him, equipping to serve Him, passion to follow Him. I rejoice that He surrounds me continually with His favour, with loyal friends and with wise counsellors.
How eloquently do the words of that old (but good) hymn say it for me:-
“Were the whole realm of nature mine
That were an offering far too small.
Love so amazing, so divine
Demands my soul, my life, my ALL.”
TO GOD BE ALL GLORY, HONOUR and PRAISE, NOW AND FOREVER. AMEN!
KERRY, the Aussie Baby-boomer o/ o/ o/