Yes, I'm the oldest one (by far) you'll see on this page. I've actually been asked if I was in the Wreck of the Ol' 97. (That's the 1903 train wreck in Danville that Johnny Cash sang about.) The answer to that is "no" but, by God's grace, I've lived long enough to learn some fundamental truths about life that I'd like to share with you.
First some background: My wife Mary Ann and I have been married for over 50 years. (She really is the best gift God could have given me on this side of heaven.) We had 6 children and they're all married, so we have 12 total. We welcomed our 20th grandchild into the world in 2018 (9 boys & 11 girls). It's truly a blessing from the Lord to see your children's children. -- I'm a retired engineer, and we're "refugees" from Northern Virginia, where our previous church family was Christ Our Shepherd Church in WashingtonDC. I served there as a trustee, a deacon and an elder.
I was 28-1/2 when I finally believed (during a Billy Graham telecast) that Jesus was who He said He was, and I put my trust in Him. Since then, I've learned there is more wisdom contained between the covers of the Bible, than anyone can absorb in his lifetime. Thankfully we don't have to absorb it all... It is enough for us to put our trust in the Lord and depend on His unfailing mercy. So, a few of the fundamental truths I mentioned earlier are as follows:
> The most important thing in life is to know the Lord. And Jesus said when we've seen Him, we've seen the Father. (He is the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Him.) -- [John 14]
> If you seek the Lord with all your heart, you will find Him. -- [Deut 4:29]
> Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved. -- [Joel 2]
> God alone knows the hearts of all men. -- [1 Kings 8]
> Jesus has set an example for all men to follow. [John 13:15] -- Yes, we will fail to measure up, but the important thing is that we keep trying... again, trusting in His grace, His mercy, and His everlasting love. We serve a compassionate God.
> God has given us many promises, and He does not lie. [Titus 1] -- Faithfulness is a very important aspect of His character, and His faithfulness to His promises gives us the assurance we need to take life one day at a time, trusting in Him.
> The last thing Moses told his people before they entered the promised land was to "choose life" [Deut 30:19]... and Jesus said, "I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full." [John 10:10]
My favorite scripture is Proverbs 3:5-6 --> "Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make your paths straight."
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