Well, here it is–Platform 70–My three score and ten. I can remember being with my mom on her 70th birthday…She couldn’t believe it, she kept saying, “I’m 70…I’m 70.” Now I know exactly how she felt.
It’s just a number folks tell me, but it’s more than that. I am much less able to do stuff than I was five years ago. Ha, this thought came to me… “Age knows nothing of mercy!” It’s true, age simply marches on relentlessly.
If you’ve read any of my earlier platform blogs, you’ll know that I’m a Christian man: born again, Spirit filled and water baptised–Twice! I believe the Bible and Jesus is my Lord and Saviour. HALLELUJAH!
I’m delighted to say that for thirty of my seventy years, I have walked with The Lord, and what a time it has been. Man, we’ve had some adventures together: Czechoslovakia, Spain and Gibraltar twice. America twice. Norway, Belgium, Italy and yes, even Africa. Yes, I’ve eaten dinner in a mud hut in Africa; how amazing is that! I tell you, give your life to Jesus, He’ll do so much more with it than you ever will. (Pastor, Peter Boyd.)
This birthday feels like the end of a chapter and the beginning of a new one…Then it hit me, it’s not just a new chapter, it’s the last chapter. From here on it’s getting older. I don’t fear death, though the act of dying might take a bit of getting used to! “Death, where is thy sting?” Jesus has conquered death and He will raise me up when He is good and ready.
If you want peace in your life…Joy…Challenge…Adventure…Yes, and the strength to get through the hard times, surrender your life to Jesus Christ. It’s the best thing I ever did, and it will be for you too.
So, here we go, off into a new adventure. I can’t wait to find out what God has for me in this last chapter. To God be the glory!