The month of March has always been special to me—my birthday is March 3rd. Birthdays at my house as a child were a BIG deal! I’ve had to tone some of that down over the years, and I tried to teach my girls that though it may be YOUR birthday—it’s not all about you! 🙂
This year I’m turning 60 years old! I’m not ashamed of that! I’m thankful for the years God has given me. I have been saved about 55 of those years. How thankful I am that I was saved as a child, that I had a Christian mother that did all she could to teach me and guide me to do right, that later when my dad was saved we all attended church together, that I had an active youth group and youth pastors that cared about me, that I went to a Christian university, that I met a godly young man and married him, that we have had productive ministries, that our children love and serve God, and that today I continue in the things that I have learned.
There’s a lot to be said for age! I don’t want to go back. My head is full of information from my past experiences, and though sometimes I have to wait for a file to come forward that I know is in my computer-like brain—it IS there! There are a lot of experiences and information to draw from! Also, the longer I live, Heaven looks sweeter as more of my family and friends are there. I recently read a book entitled Heaven by Randy Alcorn (which I highly recommend). It renewed my understanding of Heaven and what a glorious place it will be—more wonderful than we can imagine, I believe. What glory it will be to see my Savior and spend an eternity with Him!
So, as I turn 60 years of age, I’m thankful for all that I have been through, the lessons I have learned, and the opportunities I’ve had to share those lessons with others. To God be the glory!
II Timothy 3:14, “But continue thou in the things which thou hast learned and hast been assured of, knowing of whom thou hast learned them.”