This is a faithful saying and worthy of all acceptance, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners, of whom I am chief. (I Timothy 1:15 NKJV)
It was May 3, 1970. In just 24 hours one of this area’s most well-known historical events would occur – the shootings at Kent State University. But on May 3, something happened that didn’t make the news, and is unknown to all but a select few now. On that day, a twelve year old boy experienced the most important event in his personal history. That boy was me, and on May 3, 1970, I trusted Christ as my Savior. I am, spiritually, 49 years old today! And so it is a special day as I look back over the journey Christ has led me on so far – a journey that has included both ups and downs, successes and failures, victories and defeats. But one thing is certain. I am more sure today of His love for me than I have ever been. He promised, “I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee.” (Hebrews 13:5) I can testify after 49 years of walking with Him, that He never has, and He never will.
“Although my memory’s fading, I remember two things very clearly: I am a great sinner and Christ is a great Savior.” (John Newton)