It has been on my mind for several days to write a Happy Birthday message to someone out there who will not receive any other birthday greeting. Maybe that is YOU?
This all started a couple of weeks ago when a new friend of my daughter mentioned that his birthday had been the day before. She asked if there had been a celebration with family. No, he had not heard from anyone in his family. Well, actually, his brother had called him that day but it was for another reason and no mention was made of the fact that it was his birthday.
It didn’t matter he said. He shrugged it off; he’s an adult now and birthdays are more for kids, right? But it does matter. The day you were born sure mattered to God. Isaiah 49:15 says; “Can a woman forget her nursing child, and not have compassion on the son of her womb? Surely they may forget, yet I will not forget you.” Perhaps every other person in the world forgot but God did not forget.
God delighted when he created you and cheered on the day of your birth. He was a proud papa, seeing a future for you bright with so many possibilities. On the day of your birth each year God continues to smile and be glad he made you. And so I send out this message to the one that the Lord prompted me to write this for: Happy Birthday to you and many happy returns!