As a magazine and newspaper editor for 25 years (though I’m now retired) the Lord oftentimes speaks to me with headlines and these headlines are then followed by the story, or in my case: His lesson.
Well, that happened the other day on my birthday.
“Icing on the Cake” flashed to my mind and, of course, I love the icing even better than the cake, so I thought about this.
David wrote in Psalm 90:10 “The years of our life are seventy…”
So, every year beyond that age (a-hem, I’m not revealing) is “icing on the cake.”
Not only does God give us life and breath and love, He goes beyond that and grants believers the free gift of eternal life. Icing on the Cake.
Not only does He grant us health, He heals the “unhealable” like He did miraculously with me three years ago and on a few other occasions as well. Icing on the Cake.
He gives us a family and friends who love us. Icing on the Cake.
Times of celebration (like birthdays, anniversaries, Thanksgiving, Christmas and Easter). Icing on the Cake.
So, next time you have icing on your birthday cake, think how much more it symbolizes!
Beginning with my first book, "Midnight Rider for the Morning Star," based on the life and times of Francis Asbury, America's first circuit-riding preacher, I have written three historical Christian novels with another one the way in late 2021, four contemporary geopolitical adventures, an end-times thriller, a devotional, a self-help book for people who have lost their jobs, and two books filled with the best of my interviews with numerous icons of the golf world.
I have spoken at Maine's State House, conferences, numerous churches, schools and camp meetings as well as national golf conferences from Florida to California.
Having won six national writing awards, I am most proud of my novels:
Midnight Rider for the Morning Star (2007)
True North: Tice's Story (2013)
Chasing the Music (2016)
The Crossing (2017)
The Three Sixes (2017)
The Last Aliyah (2018)
Jeremiah's Jar (2018)
Torn Asunder (2020)
A Cause Most Splendid (2021)
My e-books include:
Putting a Little Spin on It: The Design's the Thing!
Putting a Little Spin on It: The Grooming's the Thing!
Fired? Get Fired Up!
Walks with God
Join me on my web site: www.markalanleslie.com
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2 thoughts on “Icing on the Cake”
I appreciate every dollop of icing on my cake.
Like you, I am eternally grateful for all the icing!
Live long and God Bless, your cousin Jon