Today I am 73 years young. As I reflect back on the years, I am thankful for the important decision I made at 6 years old. My love for the Lord is even stronger today than it was then. If I could talk to that six-year-old girl, I would say “Thank you for the decision you made. It has done me good!.”
“Oh God, You have taught me from my earliest childhood, and I constantly tell others about the wonderful things You do. Now that I am old and gray, do not abandon me, O God. Let me proclaim Your power to this new generation, Your mighty miracles to all who come after me. ” Psalm 71
I was just six years old. Too young many would say to know what I was really doing. But I knew.
Growing up in a family that attended church every Sunday and where my parents practiced what they preached on Monday through Saturday also, I understood that Jesus loved everyone – even “sinners.”
I wasn’t totally sure what all being a sinner included, but I knew I was not one.
Until one evening at church, I recognized I was.
I was coloring during the sermon on a Sunday night when I heard the speaker say
We put sins into a “big” and a “small” category. But sin is sin regardless of how big or how small it seems.
He then mentioned what we call “small” sin – like lying or disobeying our parents. Now he had my attention. Just that week I had disobeyed my mother – and then lied…
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