Monday, February 23, 2015

HIS WORD IS LOVED BY ME!!!


DURING THE  PORTION OF MY LIFE WHEN I WAS AT A LUTHERAN CHURCH A FEW BLOCKS FROM WHERE I LIVED.  MY PARENTS, SURPRISINGLY, FORCED ME TO GO TO IT WHEN I WAS 12.  I KNEW SOME OF THE PEOPLE FROM GRADESCHOOL AND JUNIOR HIGH, BUT WAS NOT HAPPY TO BE GOING ANYWHERE ON SUNDAY MORNING, BECAUSE THAT OFTEN WAS THE ONLY TIME I COULD SLEEP LATE IN THE MORNING, BECAUSE, SINCE I WAS 7,
  I WAS UP SO LATE  TAKING CARE OF MY SISTERS. 

HOWEVER, IT TRULY WAS A GOD-GIFT.  THE PASTOR HULKGREN AND HIS SECRETARY TREATED ME VERY SPECIALLY [I EXPECT THEY KNEW ABOUT OUR FAMILY'S SERIOUSNESS FROM THE NEIGHBORHOOD PEOPLE] AND HELPED ME READ MORE AND MORE OF THE BIBLE, MEMORIZE THE BIBLE, AND GO TO ALL THE NECESSITIES OF THE CONFIRMATION TEACHING.  I HAD TO BE AT THAT CHURCH ON SATURDAY MORNING, SUNDAY MORNING FOR A STUDY AND THE SERVICE AND SUNDAY EVENING FOR A YOUTH PLAYING TIME.  THE TRULY GRATEFULNESS IS THAT THE LORD POURED HIS WORD INTO ME A WAY IT HAD NOT EVER HAPPENED.  WHEN I'M IN HEAVEN, I TRULY WANT TO SEE THAT PASTOR AND SECRETARY.  THEY TREATED ME SO WELL, AND DIDN'T LET ME HIDE OUT AND SNEAK OUT.  HE ARRANGED FOR ME AND MY SISTERS TO BE BAPTIZED A COUPLE WEEKS BEFORE THE CONFIRMATION SERVICE TOOK PLACE.  THE SECRETARY AND HER HUSBAND STEPPED INTO IT AS THE SUPPORTERS FOR MY PARENTS.
[THE BAPTISM AND THE CONFIRMATION WERE THE ONLY TIMES MY PARENTS WERE EVER IN THAT CHURCH.]

AT ANY RATE, WHEN THE LORD TRULY BROKE INTO MY LIFE WHEN I WAS 20 [APRIL 15, 1966] AND MY HORRIFIC SINFULNESS BEGAN TO SLIDE OFF AND MY IMPERSONAL HATEFULNESS THAT WAS CAUSING ME TO HEAD TO SUICIDE, I'VE LIVED IN THE BIBLE FOR MANY YEARS,
 AND IT HAS HELPED ME TURN STRONGLY TO HIM. 

 TRULY, TRULY LOVE HIS WORD.
AND TRULY, TRULY LOVE HIM!!

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1 comment:

Hazel Moon said...

Your wonderful Pastor and the church Secretary helped plant God's word into your heart. The seed was sown, perhaps some was snatched away, but not all. Thank you for sharing your inspiring story with us here at “Tell Me a Story."