When you read the word “birthday”, what is the first thing that comes to mind? Is it a party with friends and family? Is it a birthday cake? Or, is it the gifts you receive?
Today is my birthday. I’m planning to spend the weekend with Andy and a very dear friend who I haven’t seen in 9 years. Andy has given me some gifts, and my friend and I plan to go out to lunch tomorrow as part of our fun weekend. I am blessed and excited to spend this time with people I love, and I never want to take the gifts in my life for granted.
I do have one birthday wish
When Andy asked me what I wanted for my birthday, I did give him a list of “things” that I would appreciate. However, the items on my birthday list are wants rather than needs. As I think back over my life, I am in awe of all the Lord has brought me through and the many ways in which he has blessed me. I could never imagine wondering if I will live to see my next birthday, but this is reality for many in our world today. Knowing this makes me truly grateful that I woke up today, and my needs (and many of my frivolous wants) are met.
I do not want a birthday gift for myself today, but I want a gift for Peaceman, Anna, and Rosa. These precious children share my birthday, and I want them to truly celebrate! I want them to know they are a gift from God, and he knows and loves them in a unique and special way. Will you pray for each of these children today, and if he leads you, will you sponsor them on our birthday?