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: