I know it is not politically correct to express ones religious, political or financial beliefs. I also know that we all have them. It is not my intention to condemn or judge anyone elses beliefs, only to rejoice in expressing mine. (DISCLAIMER).
I am a Christian, I am proud of that. It gives me hope, confidence and much comfort. Jesus came into my life when I was a young, unhappy girl. My father was an alcoholic and he took a bribe and was fired from his job. Our mother could not make enough money to support three kids while he sat in bars in the afternoon saying he was looking for work. We were doled out to relatives, my sister, brother and I. I was really angry. I went to live with my great-aunt and uncle who had no children. After me, there was no way they wanted any kids. I was mean, spiteful and hated everyone and everything.
My great-grandmother Henley also lived with us. She was ancient (at least to me) and she kept snuff in her closet. I thought that was the funniest thing. She would go in there and get a dip while I snuck around watching. She ate cereal for breakfast most mornings with me before school.
One day she started talking to me about my meanness. She kind of intimidated me so I didn't smart off to her. She introduced me to Jesus at the breakfast table as a friend I could always rely on. I did not understand the saviour part for a long time, but it did not matter. Here was someone who would never leave me, never send me away, and loved me even if I was a terror. My Grandma gave me a gift that day that has never left me. Jesus is still with me today. He is still my friend, but as I grew up he became more. He is my healer, of both body and spirit. He is my comfort in times of sorrow and fear. He is my joy in times of happiness. He is my saviour who offers eternal life.
Thank you for reading to here and letting me share the most important moment in my life with you. We celebrate Easter with bunnies and eggs, baskets and hunts, and that is okay. For those of to whom Easter means more, we celebrate the Risen Saviour who died for the sins of the world and rose to give us eternal life. All He asks is that we accept him. I am glad I did.
Tomorrow I will go back to the amusing adventures of Damn it, Donna. The last couple of days have been trying. God bless and keep you in His loving arms, today and always