This day. It’s Sweet William’s birthday, and I think of the grace of God.
I’ve lived with this man longer than I lived without him. We’ve been through so much together. There have been hard roads and there have been joyful celebrations. It is the way of a life.
How is it that we have come to this place in time? We have been shaped and molded by our experiences. We have weathered storms, and though battered and bruised, we have come through victorious. By grace.
We have celebrated life together, cried at death together, and intend to walk together for as many days as the Lord gives us.
What to do for a birthday at this age when we have celebrated so many times? We have given the gifts and signed the Hallmark cards. God has blessed us beyond what we deserve.
And it is all grace.
If not for God’s grace, we would not be celebrating a birthday today. I am convinced of it.
So we will celebrate. Celebrate life. Celebrate goodness and mercy. Celebrate the boundless generosity of a Savior who gave us all so that we could join the family.
By grace alone, we were given life to live to the full. Thanks be to God for His amazing gift of life, Sweet William’s life.