Today is my spiritual birthday! I was baptized forty-seven years ago tonight! It was Election Day on November 7, 1972. President Richard M. Nixon won re-election by a landslide that night. Back in those days, we didn’t have 24 hour a day television stations. We weren’t able to record the show and play it when we got home. But, still, everyone stayed late at church during that Gospel Meeting that Tuesday evening to witness me being immersed – buried with Him in baptism and raised to walk in newness of life.
I was ten (almost eleven) years old that night. I look back now and realize how young I was, yet not once in the past forty-seven years have I doubted that I knew what I was doing and why I was doing it. I had done things that were wrong. I had sinned and needed cleansing that could only come through Christ. He had loved me so much that He gave His life on the cruel cross of Calvary to make a way to go to heaven. Isn’t God wonderful? He ordained a plan, “not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance.” (II Peter 3:9) Yes, He desires all men to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth.” (I Timothy 2:4)
God has truly blessed me in this life here on earth. I can’t imagine my life without my godly husband, physical family and spiritual family. He never promised that the Christian life would be easy – He just promised that it would be worth it! May I never take His promises for granted. Happy Spiritual Birthday to Me! God Bless, Courtney