Three Year Anniversary of My Wife’s Passing

Three Year Anniversary

Today is the three year anniversary of my wife’s passing. So many in my age range have lost their beloved spouse. I can think of over a dozen people off the top of my head who’ve lost their life partner. Maybe today you could say a prayer for them. You know friends that have also lost their spouse. Pray for them.

Prayer

A prayer could be lifted up today for my late wife Benita Kepler’s sisters, for my three adult children, my granddaughter, and Benita’s nieces and nephews. I am blessed with happy memories and am doing as well as can be expected. 

I’ll See Her in Heaven

Miss Benita was a Believer in Jesus Christ, is now in heaven, and as a Christian myself, I have the knowledge that I’ll be seeing her again someday. While I miss her, the hope I have in Christ provides amazing comfort. 

You too can know Jesus as Savior. The story of my accepting Jesus as Savior is told in the below article.

My Story

Being a good person doesn’t get you to heaven. Being saved or born-again does. Here’s my story of how I accepted Jesus Christ and became a Christian.

On July 11, 1977, my life changed. If you look up that date in history, you will find nothing historically significant happened on that Sunday. It was a remarkable day for me. Sunday, July 11, 1977, was the watershed event in my life.

While attending First Baptist Church of Lakewood in Tacoma, Washington, I noticed a group of men that seemed to have what I was missing. I attended a Bible study with them.

Here I found that God has given us an essential manual for life. The manual is the Bible. God has the answers to the problems and emptiness we may face. I found out I was here for a purpose, and not by accident. I learned Jesus loves me and desires to have a personal relationship with me. However, sin separated me from Him.

I Realized I Had a Sin Problem

The Bible says in Romans 3:23 (KJV), “For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.”

But no one is perfect! We have all sinned and therefore cannot save ourselves by just living a good life.

Why not?

The Bible says in Romans 6:23 (KJV), “For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.”

I Learned God Gives Us a Promise

The Bible says in John 3:16 (KJV), “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him shall not perish, but have everlasting life.”

I Learned That God Made a Provision for Me

The Bible says in Romans 10:9-10, 13 (KJV), “That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation. For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.”

I Prayed to Accept the Gift of Eternal Life Through Jesus

I prayed, “Jesus, I know that I am a sinner. I believe that You died for my sins and rose from the grave so that I might have eternal life in Heaven with You. I willingly repent of my sins and ask you to come into my heart and life. Take control of my words, thoughts, and actions. I place all of my trust in You for my salvation. I accept You as my Lord and Savior, and this free gift of eternal life. Amen.”

Since then my life has not been perfect. It’s been far from it. I’ve messed up from time to time, sometimes failing miserably in my decisions and choices. However, I have had direction and purpose in my life. I know where I am headed. I have the Bible to give me the principles for daily living. I am never alone. I have had real peace for the last 40 plus years.

How about you? Have you ever been saved?

You Can Do Like I Did

Romans 10:9-10, 13 tells us, “That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness, and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation. … For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.”

Why Not Pray This Simple Prayer and Accept Jesus Christ Today?

“Jesus, I know that I am a sinner. I believe that You died for my sins and rose from the grave so that I might have eternal life in Heaven with You. I willingly repent of my sins and ask you to come into my heart and life. Take control of my words, thoughts, and actions. I place all of my trust in You for my salvation. I accept You as my Lord and Savior, and this free gift of eternal life. Amen.”

4 thoughts on “Three Year Anniversary of My Wife’s Passing

  1. Because of your decision in 1977, you know your separation from your wife is only temporary. Your light shines for others to bring them to the knowledge that this is the most important decision a person can ever make. My prayer for you and your family is for comfort and peace and that those memories you treasure will keep you in happiness.

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