Sunday, April 17, 2011
Bruce just turned seventy. We had a birthday party for him on Saturday to celebrate the fact that, through Christ, he overcame the odds and made it to three score and ten.
He was in his glory. He had friends and family all around him, and he was visiting nonstop throughout the day. He told everyone how God had answered his prayer and mine. Where once I had to start a conversation before he would speak up, now he will talk to anyone who will listen.
This is the start of a whole new era in our lives. Last year was a time of dying, but life sprang forth instead. Bruce will be preaching again in a few weeks, and I am waiting to see how God will move through him. But even now his testimony is reaching thousands via his YouTube video.
He has changed; he has mellowed and softened. The impatience is gone, but I don't morn it's passing. I love this new Bruce that God has given me with all my heart.
Every day in our lives from now on is a special gift from God to be used, moment by moment, for His glory.
For the previous post see: Rehab and a Chance to Witness.