“Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you” (Matthew 7:7, ESV).Make a wish. Put your faith in God. Trust in His divine providence. Be excited again. Let yourself receive: As Christians, we are taught to be other-centric, however, it’s also important for us to accept and acknowledge the blessings in our lives. Birthdays are special days and thoughtful gestures from others make us feel cherished. But God intends us to feel that way every day.
“See what great love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God! And that is what we are!” (1 John 3:1)What a gift it is to be a child of God, to know that despite the years that pass, time’s toil on our bodies, and the heartaches that dot the timeline of our lives, he delivers the promise of eternity. Birthday or not, there is no greater gift.
Copyright 2018 Lara Patangan
About the Author
Lara Patangan is a freelance writer and mother of two boys. She believes the merits of mercy are among our greatest gifts as Christians. Her first book about works of mercy will be published in the spring by Our Sunday Visitor. Please visit MercyMatters.net to join this community that believes in the power of mercy to change the world.