As this is my first blog post I will properly introduce myself.
My name is Aaron Oliveira. I was raised North of Burk's Falls in the little town of Sundridge. My parents are Pedro and Anita Oliveira, they are Godly, loving and sincere parents who raised me to believe not only in the Power of God but also His Grace and Love toward us.
I also have two younger siblings Leah my sister and Isaac my brother. All of my family is serving the Lord in our own abilities and degrees and that alone is a testament to my parents teaching and love in the Lord.
That's enough about me for now :-)
I was listening to some Christian music on my way home from work on Friday and caught the song "Redeemed" by Bog Daddy Weave. The song reaches it's lyrical pinnacle in the third verse when it states....
"Because I don't have to be the old man inside of me
'Cause his day is long dead and gone
Because I've got a new name, a new life, I'm not the same
And a hope that will carry me home"
Tears welled up in my eyes as I drove North on Hwy 11 towards home in the realisation of yet another beautiful and vivid picture of God's Grace toward me.... and toward the world!
Not only am I redeemed in eternal salvation, but God has redeemed every one of my doubts, disappointments, fears and negative personal attributes. I AM A NEW MAN. Not just "eventually" but TODAY!!!
God is speaking to my whole person when I hear the words........... I AM