Well......From birth to the age of nine I was raised by my mother, grandmother & great-grandmother all three devout
Christians at a young age I learned to love and appreciate what Christ has done for me.
When I was young I remember praying that the lord would bring me a
dad, then when I was
nine he did, I did not realize how my life would change some for good, some for bad.
In my early teen years I drifted away from my parents and God, started hanging out with the wrong kind of people, started smoking and drinking having a good old time, so I thought. It seems I was always looking for something to make me happy. Then one day I met a girl named Vicky, she was a very strong Christian and was not influenced by peers she stood on her own and did not care what other people other people had to say. I knew right away she was the one for me, after dating for two years I married her, life was great, before to long we had a little boy, (Christopher) but I was still looking for things to make me happy, it didn't happen!
So me and my small family started going to church regularly (at the persistence of my wife) it was a good thing, I started to see that things wouldn't make me happy and that only
Jesus Christ could fill the void that I was trying to fill.
Now that my relationship with Christ is stronger the relationship with my wife and kids is stronger also. I started
reading my bible more, I must say that a chapter in proverbs and a chapter in psalms a day has helped a lot. I think that we need to try to practice the lessons that God has put in his word, we need to
love one another and try to treat others the way Christ would. We also need to be forgiving of each other, can you imagine being beaten spit on and having a crown of thorns jammed on your head and
then being nailed to a cross??? Would you say I forgive you? Christ did, we need to be patient with other as Christ was patient when he was teaching.
A chapter in psalms ((127)
says it for me. Unless the Lord builds the house, its builders labor in vain. Unless the Lord watches over the city, the watchman stands guard in vain. In vain you rise early and stay
up late, toiling for food to eat- for he grants food to those he loves.
Sons are a heritage from the Lord, children are a reward from him. Like arrows in the hand of a warrior are sons born in
ones youth. Blessed is the man whose quiver is full of them. They will not be put to shame when they contend with their enemies in the gate.
You might wonder why I love this passage , well....my family is no longer small, after Chris we had a girl Laurissa after her another boy Skyler then Troy then Megan finally Shannon I think we are through, (Lord willing). Vicky and I are truly happy with our family, although after 16 years (in August) we still need lots of prayers, so keep us in mind. I hope to meet a lot of you in the future, so until then God bless and don't forget to read your bible.
YOUR BROTHER AND SISTER IN CHRIST
ROD & VICKY PAGE