Sunday, December 30, 2012
I have doing alot of pondering. Time moves so fast as you grow older.
As a child I could hardly wait to be 12. When I was 12, I wanted to be 18. At 18, I wanted to be 21.
The years, in my memory, have flown by. So many major events. Marriage at 19. Our first child Terrie was born when I was 21.
I accepted Christ at 22 years old.
Timothy, our son was born in 1968. Thirteen months later, in 1969, Theodore was born.
I have lived through a time when electronics exploded. When I was ten yrs old ( 1953) our family bought our 1st television (black and white).( Before that we listened to the console radio.)
In 1966 our neighbor bought a "colored" television and invited my husband, daughter and I to watch the New Years Parade.
We eventually bought a colored TV. I remember watching the Vietnam war and praying. The young people in California strung out on drugs...More prayer. I saw the "Hippies" coming to Christ..."Jesus Freaks" they were called. They had found the "True High".
In 1973 I was privleged to be a part of the great Charismatic movement in this country. The Book of John was handed out to every home in the country. We had Bible studies spring up. My Catholic , Lutheran, Presbyterian and Baptist friends were set on fire by the Holy Spirit. We saw healings and miracles.
I have had the privelege of praying with my family of origion to accept Christ...my mother, Deryl, my stepdad and Bronco...my brother. I have seen the Lord deliver my parents from alcohol and drugs. I have seen the tenderness the Lord can bring to hearts.
I have seen my husband and children accept Christ. Most of our grandchildren have told me they have received Jesus. What great joy!!!
I do not have time to tell you of what all I have seen. I do want you to know that Jesus Christ has made all the difference in my life.
I thank God for 69 years. I know I have eternal life in Jesus...and that is what is worth it all...and eternity cannot be counted in years ...it is forever!!!
(On a side note...we now have a number of colored televisions. Two computers...two cell phones and one I pad...I think we're really with it...of course my grandchildren still step in and show me new things. But yay...we're in the electronic age!)