God gave me Christian parents who showered me with their love and shared with me that it was God’s love that enabled them to love me. During these early years I was a typical boy. I got into trouble, was disobedient, and rambunctious. Yet my parents turned these instances into opportunities to point out that I could never be good enough on my own to earn God’s acceptance. My parents, and our church family, taught me that I needed a savior, someone whom God would accept on my behalf; they taught me that I needed Christ.
Thus, at the age of six, during an interactive, hands-on, children oriented event called Vacation Bible School, I publicly confessed my need for Christ and began a personal relationship with Him. This is to say that I began to live life in light of Him rather than in spite of Him.
I have learned since that moment in my life that it’s not about me, but Him. Life has meaning, it has direction, and it has value. Life in Christ is truly abundant for though I still have bad days, days when I hurt, when I cry, and when I bleed, I have an over-arching peace from knowing that all will not be in vain. Now, realizing the magnitude of what Christ did for not only me, but for all mankind, I have accepted the honor of serving others that they might know the wonder of God’s love.
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