I think that we should take a moment to feel blessed and awe struck.
1. God made each of us, men and women, with a purpose and a special role to play in this world.
2. The Lord wants to have a relationship with each of us and to spend our lives working with Him.
3. We were made for eternity.
I'd like to share my story with you. I was an only child, raised in a home with divorced parents and an alcoholic father. Jesus was not a part of my home, and was even scoffed at by my father. Throughout my younger years though I felt not only confused and stressed by my home situation, but also that there was something more and that I was to not follow in the footsteps of my father and a long list of family members before him. When I was a teenager I began to learn about the Bible with some friends at school. I attended a church and eventually a friend prayed with me to ask God to forgive and help me start over and that is what He did. Instead of falling into a life of alcoholism among other troubles, the Lord saved me from that. I went to college and got a bachelor's and master's degree in music. I have two children, when the docotors said I may not ever have one. My kids have a safe home where they feel no fear and are able to thrive without quarrel. Through Jesus Christ I have an inner peace that is found no where else and I can meet any struggle head on and know that the Lord is with me now and forever.