I am so excited! Today, is my birthday!
But the far bigger reason that I am so excited is that exactly one week from today I will be marrying the most beautiful, amazing woman I have ever met! Praise the Lord! As I sit in front of this screen, all I can do is smile!
As I have grown older many of the old truths affect me more deeply. They have so much more meaning now than they did when I first learned them. Not because they were less true then, but because now I have so much more experiential knowledge of these sweet truths. Experiences which boldly proclaim, “That statement is right!”
One great example of an illumined truth is the statement, “God is good”. When I first learned of God’s goodness I must have been in pre-school. It was true then, just as it has been true for all of eternity. But now, having experienced His mercy, kindness, love and generosity on countless occasions in my life it means so much more than it did at first. With the passage of years, I have so many more memories that bubble up in my soul when I reflect on the goodness of God.
Praise the Lord for his faithfulness and His goodness! “Oh, how abundant is your goodness, which you have stored up for those who fear you and worked for those who take refuge in you, in the sight of the children of mankind!” (Psalm 31:19)
I praise God for bringing me this far and for bringing Katie into my life. I deserve nothing, yet God is amazingly good and generous to me. I can hardly wait to see my beautiful bride come down the aisle next Saturday! I will be waiting there with a big smile on my face just waiting to say, “I DO!”