Saturday, December 1, 2012

The Birthday Wish

Today is my 50th birthday!  This morning when I opened the Sarah Young devotional to read the December 1 page I was met with this: "Before you were born, I knew you. Ponder the awesome mystery of a Love that encompasses you from birth to beyond the grave." I really like the word picture of being encompassed at birth with the Love of God, and from that moment on He has never let me go!
In Psalms 22:10 it says this:

When I left the womb you cradled me; since the moment of birth you've been my God.

And, Psalms 139:16

Like an open book, you watched me grow from conception to birth; all the stages of my life were spread out before you,  the days of my life all prepared before I'd even lived one day.

From the very moment I was conceived, to the cold winter night I was born, He knew all about it. To every day I grew, I wondered, I feared, I hid, I watched, I played, I ran, I smiled, and I learned, He knew all about it, and He loved me.  He saw every birthday come and go, every secret wish.  He has never stopped being my God!
Today, I am going to my son's basketball game. My wish is that he will know how much I love him. Today, I am spending the day with all the people that I love, and I am going to hug each one of them, this is my wish, that they all know how much they mean to me. My husband, for all his devotion, his tender love, his faithfulness. My sons, my daughters, and my friends. My birthday wish is to express my deep gratitude and love to all of them.
Jesus, You have given all of these blessings to me, You have heard my secret wishes and turned them into blessings. Surely You have been there from the moment of conception! Say That Again, Lord God, You have wished me a Happy Birthday!

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