I have walked the road of life and have covered many miles. I have seen the good, the bad, and the ugly. I have at times been a king and a fool. But at the age of 15 I met a man Who changed my life with pure love and forgiveness and with helping hands…
I was just wandering around with no place to live, no place to eat or call home. His hands reached down and led me into a place of peace, and He started to guide my steps.
From that time on, as long as I followed His ways, by His power I was able to turn my life around, and everything got better. A job, the army, a wife and children, an even better job and better skills. At times I would fall back into the old ways and dig myself into a hole, but He was always there. He reached down and lifted me up again and put me back on the path He had for me.
Now the sun has set on part of my life with the passing of my wife of 58 years. Dark clouds came and, again, I was alone but not lost. I asked Him for help, and JESUS heard my cry. I didn’t know what I was going to do.
A short time later the dark clouds lifted, and the Son began to shine. He blessed me with a new wife with wisdom and a loving heart for God; a beauty to my eyes like I have never seen before. He told her what I needed and how to show me His ways. Now the darkness is all gone and is replaced with a new joy and peace and closeness to Him that I have needed for a long time. He is showing me that to live with Him in eternity is not accomplished by what my hands do, but by what His love and sacrifice has already done. He is circumcising my heart.
I’m out of a dark valley now and climbing to the top of the mountain to meet Him there forever.
Written by Jack Reed Palmer, Copyright © 6-9-15. All Rights Reserved.