A slight departure from Frugal Friday posts, as today is a special day for me. It is my Birthday!
My Spiritual Birtday!
I still have the Bible my Sunday School Teacher gave to me with the date inscribed, May 8th, 1972. He was such a wonderful older gentle man, and he made sure that after I accepted Jesus he gave me a Bible to read. I accepted Jesus as my Savior ....ohhh my...37 years ago!
It was at Vacation Bible School in the inner city of Los Angeles. The times around us were getting better with much of the riots accross the railroad tracks in Compton over. We lived in a town called South Gate. The dad of a friend of mine from school drove the JOY bus to pick us all up for Sunday School. If we all invited enough friends to fill the bus, the bus driver, Mr. Mc Bride, would by ice cream cones for each one of us, and we managed to get those ice cream cones about three times a summer. It was nice for mom to be able to send us off to Sunday School in the bus that picked us up from in front of our house. You see, shewould then go to the nursing home to pick up dad, as he was ill with cancer, and bring him home so we could all spend the afternoon together.
It is amazing that Jesus would die for such a sinner as I. To leave the presence of God, the only home He had ever known, to come to an earth that would ridicule Him, beat Him, crucify Him, and mock Him to this day. And yet, I know I have the hope and future of living eternally in heaven with MY Jesus one day. Until then, I share Him with you!
Jesus is waiting, waiting for you to come to Him, to surrender your life to Him, to give you life abundantly!
For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten son, so that whosoever believes in Him, he will not perish, but have everasting life!
© Monika Hardy