Friday, March 19, 2010

Happy Birthday and Happy Anniversary

Feliz Cumpleanos a ti!
An ode to my Compaq Presario F700

Two very long years ago I purchased you at the Fredericksburg, Texas Wal-mart Superstore. I had thought about you. I had budgeted, and there you were in your $500 glory.

You were not a mac.

You actually weren't all that special.

But you were cheap, and you did email.

You have served me well these past two years. You still email, you still even get on the internet.

You no longer burn cds, but I forgive you.

So cheers to you!! And here is to at least 6 more months of surfing and writing :)

Secondly, and really more importantly its my anniversary!!

March somethingth 2006 I accepted Jesus as my Savior, was baptized, and could not wait another minute to join the church.

Ephesians 5:22-32 says:Wives and Husbands
22Wives, submit to your husbands as to the Lord. 23For the husband is the head of the wife as Christ is the head of the church, his body, of which he is the Savior. 24Now as the church submits to Christ, so also wives should submit to their husbands in everything.

25Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her 26to make her holy, cleansing[b] her by the washing with water through the word, 27and to present her to himself as a radiant church, without stain or wrinkle or any other blemish, but holy and blameless. 28In this same way, husbands ought to love their wives as their own bodies. He who loves his wife loves himself. 29After all, no one ever hated his own body, but he feeds and cares for it, just as Christ does the church— 30for we are members of his body. 31"For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and the two will become one flesh."[c] 32This is a profound mystery—but I am talking about Christ and the church. 33However, each one of you also must love his wife as he loves himself, and the wife must respect her husband.

If Christ has done what the Bible says he did, and he has taken our punishment on our behalf, and has cleansed us OUT OF his great love for us, than I cannot think of a more appropriate response than to make a commitment to what Jesus says he died for: a local body of believers.

4 years ago it was the greatest JOY and desire of my heart to get to know, participate in, learn from, and grow with Living Hope Baptist Church.
I have since moved with our expansion Living Hope Bryan... but the purpose is the same.

So Happy Anniversary to me. This is truly a great reminder!

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