Friday, September 12, 2008

Forty years ago today

Forty years ago today was The Day. Late that afternoon I was walking past Centennial Gym at Wheaton College. A guy I knew was hanging out not far away. I stopped to say hi. He introduced me to a new girl on campus. And what a girl. Completely darling, that was obvious. But I didn’t realize at the time that this girl would become God’s greatest earthly gift to me. How good the Lord is to give me as my life-partner this lovely girl. She is a living manifestation of his love for me. I thank him with all my heart.

By now Jani and I know how quickly forty years race by. And it won’t take another forty years for our earthly journey to be over. Life is short. In Christ, life is good. And now is the time for us to serve him with all our might. Heaven is coming soon.

My heart is glad to be on this heavenward journey with that darling girl I met forty years ago today.