Four Decades

By the grace of God, I am turning 40 on this day. It’s not another birthday; it is a momentous one.

Such an occasion is always an invitation to reflect over one’s past life and try to devise some lessons to be learned and applied. I have a lot to reflect upon, indeed, but the first and foremost conclusion is that of gratitude. I’m thankful to God and His only begotten Son, Jesus Christ, True God and True Man, for His unending love and mercy, and the gift of a new life.

And I am even more thankful for a lot of blessings, much more than I can possibly count or remember. My days have been hectic and busy; but the Lord was with me at all times. I also give thanks for my wonderful family, and for the opportunities to work and learn meaningful things, things that are fulfilling in themselves but also have the potential to help others.

Thank you all of you, my friends, for your support and advice helped me through the rough patches we all have in our lives.

Now, my pray is that God may give me wisdom in heaps, because I seriously need that. And that I may live the rest of my life being of service to others, while also growing in learning, and being able to provide and support for my loved ones. Please pray with me for all this.

"Go, eat your bread with joy, and drink your wine with a merry heart, for God has already approved what you do. Let your garments be always white. Let not oil be lacking on your head. Enjoy life with the wife whom you love, all the days of your vain life that he has given you under the sun, because that is your portion in life and in your toil at which you toil under the sun." (Ecclesiastes 9:7-9, ESV)

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