One of the names of God is the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. He is interested in the generations after us. The Jewish people were told to tell the next generation about the signs and wonders God had performed for them. How he opened the Red Sea for the people to pass through in safety. How he provided manna in the desert for them to eat and water that gushed out of the rock to drink when they were thirsty. The new Testament is full of stories about what Jesus and his followers did on the earth in their generation. People were healed, delivered from demons and promised life in heaven.
I want to tell my children and their children, and future generations about what God has done for me. I have stories about the reality of God. Children like stories. Books for children are very popular. Children are eager to learn about the world around them. Teenagers are very impressionable. Mao se Thung convinced the next generation of university students to enforce his Policital ideas from his red Book. Millions were killed by his young army as a result of the regime. My stories will bring life and not death to the next generation.
Young people may wonder “What is the point in my believing in God and obeying his commands? I am young, healthy, strong, I have money, a good job, everything looks rosy.” The prodigal son went off to see the world. After many years when things didn’t work out he needed help. I was like that. I turned to God for help in my distress when I was twenty eight. I tried to follow his ways since then. When I was nearing death God was faithful to help me. So the years of following God have not been in vain. It is true God has not abandoned me now I am old and grey.
People coming to my blog site for the first time may wonder why I am telling stories about my family, food, garden, my holidays, birds, scenery, and not All about cancer. I looked at my list of topics I write about and cancer isn’t even in the top ten.
I now tell stories about how my life is being restored. I am not just healed of cancer, I have new life experiences happening all around me. My eyes are opened to see all the life around me, in my garden, in nature, in new grandchildren and in restored relationships. If I was in the grave I could not write or tell of the wonderful things that are happening to me. The grave cannot praise God. I am alive to give thanksgiving and glory to God. I now live for God. The old Angela is dead but my new life is hid with Christ in God. I no longer live but Christ lives in me.
When I believe in God the Creator, and his son Jesus he gives me so much in return. As I have faith in God he is faithful to help me when I need him. He promises to be with me in trouble and deliver me out of it. He will not forsake me now when I have grey hair. I can highly recommend you my reader, no matter what age you are, to have faith in God Almighty, creator of the heaven and the earth.
O God, you have taught me from my earliest childhood, and I constantly tell others about the wonderful things you do. Now that I am old and grey, do not abandon me, O God. Let me proclaim your power to this new generation, your mighty miracles to all who come after me. (Psalms 71:17-18 NLT)
I am alive to tell of the goodness of God to the next generation.