Seth is off to Marine boot camp today on Reformation Day. There were lots of mixed emotions to say the least. But on the other hand things were very peaceful. Thank God for the unconditional forgiveness of sins. What a gift! The forgiveness of sins is the solution to lifes problems. There is no peace without the forgiveness of sins. During the course of conversations Seth made some sort of comment to Steve apologizing for not turning out the way he (Steve) had hoped. Steve's reply was "You turned out exactly the way I wanted - forgiven!" What a great word for all of us. We have all sinned and fallen short of the glory of God. But God sent His Son to die, rise again, to forgive our sins, while we yet hated Him. What an amazing God to give such a gift. So this is the gift we as parents have received and are able to give Seth as he is off to his new vocation.