I was driving to work the other day and was listening to worship music from my phone. I love this one from CityAlight – Ancient of Days, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PPpGphzScjA.
I thought, Oh my goodness! People talk about a one-world government and it already exists! This song made me so thankful that I serve and worship this King of Kings. It’s not a political government, but a spiritual government. I hold to it by the moral compass and guide book called the Bible. There I find instructions on how to live my life, not for myself, but to bring glory to this King I serve and worship.
I have been following this King since I was 10 years old – that’s 55 years. I have to tell you, He has never let me down. Everything that has happened in my life, whether hard or easy, through sickness and health, disappointment and joy, has worked for my good and God’s glory.
This is my Thanksgiving gift, my Christmas present for the King of Kings and Lord of Lords – Jesus Christ.
I realized my need for a Savior and knew I was a sinner at the age of 10. I had heard it preached at church and in addition, my mother and father both modeled a Christ-like life in our home. That year a wonderful little woman, Sister Lore, came as an evangelist to the children. She had suffered from polio so she was unusual, to my 10-year old mind, in that she walked with support from crutches attached to her arms. She was short, plump, grandmotherly in manner, and had gray hair pulled up tightly in a bun on the top of her head.
When she asked if anyone wanted to receive Jesus Christ into their heart as their Savior I responded – I walked up to the front of the church and made my confession of faith. Afterward, so as not to be used as a method of coercion, she offered a gift – the girls received a small tea cup and saucer. I do not recall what the boys received.
I am thankful to say, that after all these 51 years since, I may not know what ever happened to that little teacup and saucer . . . but I still have my salvation and always will!
Many years later I wrote a little song based upon those years of living, learning of and believing in Jesus. I am including it here. YES, it’s FREE!! I no longer have copies so I’ve created a PDF of the song from my old paste-up created in 1980.
The title is The Sweet Sweet Story of Jesus. I hope you will find it a “sweet” song and share it with the children in your life.