>My Second Greatest Gift

>On this date in 1982 a pastor said, “wilt thou?” and I wilted.

Hard to fathom it has been 28 years since Jane and I became one. Next to salvation alone, she is my greatest gift…a wondrous wife, a marvelous mom, a faithful friend, a willing worker, a persistent pray-er, a kapable-kicker-in-the-butt when I need it, and so much more.

What a ride it has been…living in Phillipsburg, Ks; Rhinelander, Wi; Bath, NY; Shakopee, Mn; back to Bath, NY; and now Missouri.

Four wonderful kids…two the old-fashioned way, two adopted at birth.

Struggles, victories, trials, testings, unspeakable joy, inexpressible anguish…all the stuff that is part of real life (as opposed to ‘your best life now’)

Putting up with me, my schedule, my stuff of life…Jane should get a medal…yet I know she will be rewarded greatly at the Judgment Seat of Christ. I know it’s normal to say a wife is a Proverbs 31 woman…but…she is.

Every husband who has a brain knows that his wife is the greatest wife of all time.

I’m glad our anniversary is around (and every 7 years, on) Thanksgiving…

Because I am so very, very thankful that the Lord brought Jane into my life, as well as my heart.

Author: Jack Hager

Jesus invaded my life shortly after my arrest at age 26. I spent the first few years of my new life incarcerated. Went to Bible school after parole; have served with Kansas City Youth For Christ, Headwaters Christian Youth (Rhinelander, Wi), Family Life Ministries (Bath, NY), and now with Midland Ministries (Saint Joseph, Mo). Married with four children, work with youth, adults, inmates. Heavily involved in Bible quizzing for four decades. Narrow minded about Jesus and the gospel; fairly open minded about most other things. Speak in churches, camps (both teen and family), civic groups, public schools, Christian schools and colleges...amazed I get to do what I get to do....favorite verse Romans 15.13 "May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing so that you, by the power of the Holy Spirit, may overflow with hope."

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