I snuck in to the Twitter party to check on my friend…Kate said SURRENDER!
Last weekend we went to Lynchburg VA to celebrate Hannah’s 21st birthday and our side trip on Saturday was Appomattox – Simon loves history and knows everything there is to know about the Civil War so this historical village was on the intinerary. We got to the site, but because of the government (soft) shutdown the gate was down and locked. We drove about a fourth of a mile to another parking area and walked the path into the village. We couldn’t access the gift shop but we walked around and had a wonderful time. The Appomattox Courthouse is the site of the end of our Civil War. It is where General Lee, of the Confederate Army SURRENDERED to General Ulysses Grant of the Union Army. General Lee “only” surrendered his Northern Virginia Army, April 9th, 1965.
Simon & Hannah at the Appomattox Courthouse, the site of SURRENDER!
October 1992. Fall Revival, Baptist Church, Lansing NC. A Monday night. Pastor Lawrence Goodman, preached a message that pierced my soul. Not one other person knelt at the altar that night. Me.
Father God, no more – no more on the fence. I’m all in – I’m all Yours. No turning back. I surrender. ALL.
I was 42-years old.
I never turned back.
Surrendered – STILL.
Wait for it:
Ingrid Lochamire says
What a blessing to read of your surrender — at age 42! I enjoyed meeting you today through Five Minute Friday.
Ingrid, nice meeting you too! I gave my life to Christ at a young age but oh the side roads I took! Complete surrender came at that altar.
That is the most important surrender of all!
Everything else pales in comparison!
Kristin Taylor says
Surrendered still. Amen. Happy Friday, friend. xo
Same to you, xo
Anita Ojeda says
What a beautiful story of your surrender. Unlike the Southern army, you haven’t looked back or tried to live in the past. That is TRUE surrender!
Good morning, friend. You know I love Hannah and Simon stories!
And thank you for sharing about YOUR surrender. You are such a treasure.
Thank you, cheerleader!
Rebekah Beene says
Lovely. Thank you for the share. You are such a jewel in God’s garden! Keep writing!
I loved this Susan! Yes, yes! xo
And yours was so poignant – I think we are about ready to walk the same road called Retirement Way?
Sounds like a wonderful way to celebrate!
We had a wonderful time!
Amen! “I’m all in – I’m all Yours. No turning back. I surrender. ALL.” Oh, may I continue to live in that kind of surrender!
Bettie, not without its challenges but it is MY whole hearted desire!
Surrendered Still. Yes and Amen!
Yes. And, Amen!
What a wonderful testimony – and such a wonderful way to use the prompt! I’ve never been to Appomattox (although I went to college in Lynchburg!) but I’m sure that place will always be a picture of your surrender. How wonderful!
Jennifer, Appomattox isn’t exactly a destination place UNLESS you are a history buff! And in our family, we are!!! Thanks for coming by.