This is me, yesterday morning, six thirty-ish a.m., with what has proved to be (thus far) an anonymous birthday greeting! So, to my anonymous friend, if you’re out there, thanks! Oh, and remember, turnabout is fair play…
It was a good birthday. Really, it was. Thanks for all your birthday greetings and well wishes in my post yesterday! You really did make my day! May the Lord return to you many times over the blessings you have extended to me–not just those of you who commented, but those of you who called, who emailed, who sent cards, who baked a cake, and yes, even to you who placed an obnoxious sign in my front yard!
One of the biggest highlights of the day: LOTS of chocolate! Dark chocolate at that, the best kind! From candy bars to a homemade deep dark chocolate cake, my chocolate addiction has no hope of abating–and who would want it to?
Last night, as my men sang to me, I was overwhelmed. Not by their singing so much, though it is
silliness a tradition we as a family cherish. “This is the good stuff,” I thought to myself. “This is what life is about.” The good life. A life of family, a husband who spoils me and children who still hug me. A life of gratitude and humility. A realization of the undeserved blessings of a holy God.
This is life: to know the only true God and Jesus Christ whom He sent (John 17:3). To do justice and to love mercy and to walk humbly with my God (Mic. 6:8).
May you too know the good life, the only live worth living, the life that is hidden with Christ in God (Col. 3:2). He is Life!