|On the way to my surprise gathering|
At my old church, Sheffield Family Life Center, the pastor at the time, Pastor Westlake, would conclude every sermon with something like this, "God loves you more than anything else. If you had been the only one in the world that needed to be saved, He would have sent His only Son to die on the cross for you." Although he said this every Sunday as part of his altar call, I still would go completely into LaLa Land trying to wrap my mind around 1) Creating a Son that you know will suffer a horrific death, all to save some sinners and a whole bunch of people who will never accept Him 2) Doing all of that just for me. Wow! I still don't have words for it, but I'm thankful for God's master plan.
|22nd Birthday (opening a gift certificate to a full day at the spa)|