Yesterday was my 31st birthday. In my morning prayer time, God impressed upon my mind and heart how much grace I have received through these years. God impressed upon me how gracious he has been to permit me to have thirty-one years.
In a number of ways I have come across different families who have lost children, spouses, and friends before the age of 31.
I was reminded through Sanctity of Life Sunday once more of the grace I received when I was born to my father and my mother.
I am reminded of the great blessing I have in the family God has given me and the church which I am able to pastor and serve.
Lord, thank you for another grace filled year.