Yesterday was my adult daughter's birthday and I won't give out her age but when I realized it, I knew why sometimes I feel quite old and why the aches and pains of arthritis have arrived. I also won't show here picture or post her name, for she has had some problems with social media and I won't perpetuate any. But I write this blog to express my joy and pride that my little girl, who grew into a questioning woman but now has received the answers that we all need from Christ, has incorporated Him and the Father into her soul with the help of the Holy Spirit within her. There is nothing that can be more important or valuable than that and with it comes the promise of eternity in a place where all pain and suffering is gone.
By turning her life over to God in Three Persons, she has committed to the ultimate decision which God wants us to make with our life. It is by choosing Jesus Christ as her personal Savior and that she has done. She is truly devoted to Him in all she says and does and it shows in her countenance. No, she didn't make her life choice to be a doctor or a lawyer or any other extremely challenging or very financially rewarding profession. What she did was choose Jesus to guide and order her life and He has helped her through many issues she could not have handled otherwise and through it all she has remained steady, open and willing to do whatever God wants of her. By turning over her life to Him, she knows that whatever life throws at her, as long as He is by her side, she can withstand it. And in the end, when this life ends, that means inheriting a place at God's table in heaven above. In my heart of hearts, that tells me that she has been extremely successful, for the final result which is eternal life is so much grander than anything we can think of or dream about, that it fills us with joy and thanksgiving. Nothing this earth can provide can come anywhere near that and, what's more, it is temporary and lasts only as long as we live on earth. And I know that her caring and compassionate countenance shows to many who come in contact with her and I have so much peace in my heart knowing that she truly understands the meaning and purpose of earthly life. Truly nothing can be better than that. Hallelujah!