"Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new."(2 Corinthians 5:17)
If you study the Bible from cover to cover several times you will begin to notice that God puts emphasis on certain numbers. For instance 5 is the number of grace, 6 is the number of man, 7 is God's number for perfection and 8 is the number of new beginnings. August is the 8th month and 8 being the number of new beginnings is so true in our lives. Kari and I were married on Saturday the 15th of August 1981.The electricity went off that day about 20 minutes prior to the service. It got so hot that the wedding flowers begin to wilt and the candles started to lean over due to extreme heat in the church. We got ready to leave on our honeymoon and her new mustang wouldn't crank so we went on our honey moon in my brothers hunting/fishing long wheel base ford truck with a camper shell on back to boot. The saying, "Born in the Fire and can't stand the smoke" is very fitting for our beginning. Eight days after our first wedding anniversary on the 23rd of August 1982 Matthew was born and at his first church service, September the 9th, I surrendered to preach the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Then 5 years later on August 17th, 1987 Micah was born and Kari's birthday is today, August 26th. Happy Birthday, Kari, I love you more each day!! May your birthday be filled with many blessings and may the cycle of new beginnings that God started in 1981 continue this month. It is our month of new blessings and as your husband I speak blessings to you on your birthday!!
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