"A word fitly spoken is like apples of gold in pictures of silver." Proverbs 25:11
Was I perfect? No way, not by a long shot! And this isn't to say that I suddenly made all of the right choices either. I was 13 at the time, and had all kinds of opportunities to be stupid thereafter, which I took advantage of, and never really did have what some would consider a "normal" life after that. But what's "normal" anyways?
All of this was approximately thirty years ago. Sometimes I think that it's better to come out of darkness and into the light of Christ at a later age, so the before and after is much more contrast and more memorable. Because being saved at such a young age, it's tough for me to have that contrast. But when I start thinking that it would have been better to have been saved later in years, the Lord tells me "Well, I didn't think it would have been better ..."
That goes to show, the Lord was in control then, he's in control now, and will be in control in the future. As I recall all of this, I am amazed at how the Father was working all things to come together. That's what he does, and I am ever grateful to him for causing for me to know him, through the Lord Jesus Christ, and through his Spirit.
© Brian Reynolds
Brian Reynolds is the producer of the Supernatural Truth in Christ website, and has authored Not of this World: Out of the Mire and Kingdom of Darkness in a Fallen World. He lives with his family in New Hampshire and spends time in ministry helping others to find Biblical answers to spiritual questions.