As God’s partners, we beg you not to accept this marvelous gift of God’s kindness and then ignore it. For God says, “At just the right time, I heard you. On the day of salvation, I helped you.” Indeed, the “right time” is now. Today is the day of salvation. (2 Cor. 6:1-2)
There was a time when I strolled along this journey of life distant from the wonder that it is a gift from above. Minutes turned to hours; hours to days, days to months and then the years would accumulate without a second thought. I now find time is precious and unimportant all in the same breath. I know this to be true, because in the blink of an eye my existence can change course without warning. This was the case almost three years ago when the gravity of heaven lifted my sweet Angel Girl to her eternal home.
As this stark reality settled in my spirit, the question of salvation invaded my thoughts. My mortal makeup was consumed with the promise of the eternal home where my Angel now resides. The enhanced awareness towards this promise slowed the pace of life for me and allowed me to take inventory of my faith. This exercise evoked a fresh outlook making it clear that God has entrusted us with a gift that is not to be wasted.
God hears our cries and helps us through our journey as we become submerged in the twists of life. He is able to soften the sting of our adversities regardless of their severity. The only requirement for this attentive healing is our willingness to turn to Him with sincere humility and ask Him to mend what is on our heart.
I am making my way through this heartache with God’s grace and the gift He has given me. I have come to know that it is a gift that should not be ignored. Even though minutes turn to years, it is the seconds ticking by that make up the journey. It is my restored faith that has added purpose to my journey, which at this moment is sharing that restoration with you through these words.
May God Bless You and Give You Grace.