Tuesday, June 28
My wife’s birthday! Please accommodate me and let me share a few moments of deep appreciation for this gift from God. I want to start with Jeremiah, which probably seems a bit queer. Jeremiah lamented the day of his birth. He said in Jer. 20:14 “Cursed be the day on which I was born.” After reading about what he went through, I guess I can allow him a little venting. But for me, I am glad I was born and glad that I had godly parents to push me in the right direction. And then there is Elizabeth, the joy of my life. I revere the day she was born. And every day since her birth, God was preparing her for me—and me for her. She was shaped by godly parents as well as a loving God. She has enriched my life more than I can put into words. She has served me way beyond anything I deserve. She is so special, so precious. I call her my ruby. Proverbs 3:15 and 31:10. Thank you for indulging me.