Turning 37

I turned 37 years old last week and I will admit that it was kindof an emotional day. A couple of years ago I was absolutely confident that my 37th birthday would find me with a little baby in my arms, content with life, knowing where I’m going and what I am doing. God apparently has other plans for me.

We sang this Jeremy Riddle song recently in church and it hasn’t left my mind since. I think the lyrics are amazing. I want to be “sweetly broken, wholly surrendered.” I want to be so supple in God’s hands.

To the cross I look, to the cross I cling
Of its suffering I do drink
Of its work I do sing

For on it my Savior both bruised and crushed
Showed that God is love
And God is just

At the cross You beckon me
You draw me gently to my knees, and I am
Lost for words, so lost in love,
I’m sweetly broken, wholly surrendered

What a priceless gift, undeserved life
Have I been given
Through Christ crucified

You’ve called me out of death
You’ve called me into life
And I was under Your wrath
Now through the cross I’m reconciled

In awe of the cross I must confess
How wondrous Your redeeming love and
How great is Your faithfulness

2 thoughts on “Turning 37

  1. Just a note to let you know that I enjoy your entries. If you haven’t already, you should consider writing articles, devotionals, etc. for Christian publications. Obviously the Lord has gifted you with the ability to write.

    If you need some encouragement, email me.

    God Bless! Anne

  2. What day was your birthday? Happy belated to you, friend. To a certain degree, I understand your hope and longing. Thanks for sharing your heart–and that song–with your readers.

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