Today is my birthday so I now must report an increase of one in my age, though really it’s just one more day. And I must also report I am “getting up there” in years. I notice that pain in my low back more often than I would like. I am heavier than I would like to be partly because I am not as active as I could and should be. I just recently switched my political allegiance. And the weather is so unpredictable lately.
All these changes are like waves pushing me to go with the current events of my life.
I am surprised and pleased to realize that at the same time my faith in God is getting stronger. I find my hold on life is weakening. I have had some strong trusting God experiences which I cherish. The more the waves are pounding, the more I am holding on to the rock of my faith….God.
Part of my morning devotion for my birthday was this:
1 For God alone my soul waits in silence;
from him comes my salvation.
2 He alone is my rock and my salvation,
my fortress; I shall never be shaken. (Psalm 62:1-2 NRSV)