God’s Kind of Party
This past weekend my family celebrated the best kind of party with about 50 other guests. It was Year One of my brother, Steve’s sobriety, 365 days alcohol free for the first time since he was a teenager. We had a huge barbeque and just plain celebrated.
My brother’s addiction to alcohol almost killed him several times. He lost so much—his marriage, for a while the love of his children. But we serve a God who is not into condemnation, but in redemption. God wouldn’t let my brother die. He kept him alive so that He could bring Steve to a new life—a live that is full of abundance of healed and renewed relationships, especially the renewed relationship with God Himself. That is where the fountain of life is found.
A mixed group of people attended. Many of our guests have been in love with the Lord for decades. Other guests have never really taking much interest in God. Some were recovering alcoholics. So it was a great opportunity to show that the Lord Jesus is all about parties—the kind of parties where we rejoice over the redemption of a life. And man, can we party over that, just like the angels in heaven.
Irish-born Christine Lindsay shares her brother’s story and other inspirational blog articles on her blog twice a week. She also writes award-winning historical novels. In Shadowed in Silk and Captured by Moonlight, Christine delights in weaving the endless theme of the Heavenly Father’s redemptive love throughout stories of danger, suspense, adventure, and romance. The Pacific coast of Canada, 200 miles north of Seattle, is Christine’s home.
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