By Jun P. Espina | Last updated on February 9th, 2020 at 01:30 pm
My Little Life
My little life, if I were to describe it, is kept in the pages of an uninteresting book, the volume attributed for the untold billions of people in this world. No one knows me. After my graduation from college, I got married to a woman who has almost, in my biased opinion, met all of God’s standards for the good wife, as written in Proverbs 31:10-31. I have three beautiful children.
Since 1985, the year I got married until now, I experienced peace and love in my family. Contentment is my little life’s secret. This world is God’s and my sojourn here is a great opportunity. I have to keep it both simple and joyful.
I Don’t Own My Little Life.
My feet, so it seems to me, are silently moving daily toward that cold grave which is to be my portion when my time comes. Tons of arguments and philosophies continue to cut across my mind against leaving this realm. Our minds and hearts are our number one cheaters. But I want to live in joy and peace by not living in the fear of the unknown. I know that I don’t own my little life, and this thought which is forming the person I am has made my life so meaningful. God owns me. I pray to Him daily. My stay here in this domain individuates me—I want to live my life in a way useful to those around me! “Don’t aim to be great,” said C. H. Spurgeon, “but useful.”
I am meditative and reading good books is second nature to me. I had with me two books almost anywhere I go. Years rolled by and I shifted my interest to computer programming for my personal use as I am operating a small business. These days, it’s my laptop that’s keeping me so busy, since I imparted my little world as a Christian through blogging.
My philosophy is one of trusting Him, Jesus Christ, our Lord God, who’s bigger than me, more than just uncovering and thinking about anything.
“For to me, to live is Christ and to die is gain.” (Phil. 1:21)
In the poem titled, “An Interview with God,” I find this line meaningful:
I Experienced the Love of God
My little life is more precious to me now in its closing years. I know and experience the love of God in my heart. 1 John 5:13 is one of my favorite Bible verses. It says: “These things I have written to you who believe in the name of the Son of God, so that you may know that you have eternal life.” I know that I have eternal life. I know.
I couldn’t claim any impressive record of material success. I am nothing and continue to be so until my departure from this world. I led my family to Christ, and I’m proud of that. It is my greatest achievement: to meet my family in heaven forever!
My little life is just a tiny seed for now sown in the soil of real faith in the Savior, Jesus Christ. In the future, I will be with Abraham, Jacob, the apostle Paul, and the born-again Christians in heaven. My little life then will become so immense as the eternal life of the angels of God. “After a little while,” taught our Lord Jesus, “the world will no longer see Me, but you will see Me; because I live, you will live also.” (John 14:19) Beyond the blue skies, I will be with my risen Lord who said that the length of His life would also be the measure of mine.
Thank you, Lord Jesus Christ.
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