Two years ago today, I joined WordPress and published my first post. I had no idea what to expect. Since then –
196 posts, counting this one.
6700+ views, though I’d like to know how many actual “visits” that includes.
Folks from 64 countries have dropped by at least once. Several countries have only one visit. Some of them, like Qatar or Oman, I’d love to know who visited, and what brought them here.
Numerous comments, likes and such. Some folks have been kind enough to “reblog” one of my posts on their blog. If you’re one of them, or have commented, thank you so much. Even if you haven’t done that, thanks for taking the time just to drop by for a visit. All of you have been a great blessing to me.
Compared to some of the blogs I follow or visit, this is pretty small potatoes. Still, God has put each one of us in the body as it pleased Him. I’m thankful to be used of Him at all. But who knows, short of eternity, what He might be pleased to do with something I write.
There was a Scottish preacher who was led to preach on the text, “Unto you, O men, I call.” The problem was, in this seaside town, there had arisen an emergency and all the men of the church were out helping, and there were only women in attendance! Nevertheless, he felt he must preach it, and so he did. Unknown to him, in an out-of-the-way place in the church, there was a young lad listening. God touched this young man’s heart through the message, and he later became a missionary. It’s been a long time since I heard this incident, and I don’t remember the name of the missionary. I don’t know if that preacher ever realized the fruit borne by what he must have felt was a failure.
On a hot August afternoon at a Bible college in the Ozarks in the US, a student was walking down a dormitory hallway and saw another student through an open door in one of the rooms. He stopped by and began to chat with this student. He began to open the Scriptures to him, notably Ephesians 1, and here we are, 51 years later, telling that story and thanking God for His grace and that student willing to walk through an open door. I doubt that student, who became a lifelong friend, had any inkling of what that casual visit would start, or the ministry he himself would go on to have.
So, this blog has gone through open doors, as it were, all over this world. Only eternity will reveal how God has glorified Himself through it, and what He might have been pleased to do with it. Soli Deo Gloria!
If you’ve had a part in this blog, and you have just by reading this post, thank you. God’s best to you.
Grateful for grace!
Incidentally, this is our daughter’s 18th wedding anniversary, as well. Happy anniversary, kids!