Happy Friday to you!
On February 17th, 1984 I knelt down in front of the first pew at Lincoln Wood Baptist Church. My pastor/grandpa’s arm around my shoulder as he knelt next to me with happy tears streaming down his face, I told Jesus that I knew He came to earth to live and to die and to live again to be my Rescuer.
Because you see, I needed rescuing. Even as a seven-year-old, I would never be able to get to God on my own. No matter how good I was. And so Jesus gave His own life so I wouldn’t have to, and He rose again so we wouldn’t have to sit in this messy life alone.
Normally, I would have you grab the book nearest to you and leave a comment with the first line, but today I’m going to mix it up a little bit again in honor of my “spiritual birthday”.
You are still welcome, of course, to leave a first line…
You could do what I’m going to do & leave a bookish line that has spoken most deeply to your heart and soul.
The book I’m featuring today is The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis
And this line is one of my very favorites across literature –
“Safe?…Who said anything about safe? ‘Course he isn’t safe. But he’s good. He’s the King, i tell you.”
So… what’s your meaningful First Line today?
Let me know in the comments and then head over to share your First Line with these friends:
…and welcome Lauraine’s Notes to the group!
(If you’d like to join us on your blog for First Line Fridays, shoot me an email and let me know!)