“You are my God since my mother bore me,” David wrote (Psalm 22:10).
Every new baby is a child of God. And every birthday gives us an opportunity to mark another year growing closer to our Savior — what a reason to celebrate!
My future is in God’s loving hands
“For I know the thoughts that I think toward you,” says the LORD, “thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you hope and a future.”
My spiritual birthday is even more important than my physical birthday
Jesus answered him, “Most certainly, I tell you, unless one is born anew, he can’t see God’s Kingdom.” Nicodemus said to him, “How can a man be born when he is old? Can he enter a second time into his mother’s womb, and be born?” Jesus answered, “Most certainly I tell you, unless one is born of water and spirit, he can’t enter into God’s Kingdom.”
Celebrating birthdays with loved ones is a joyous, ancient tradition
His sons went and held a feast in the house of each one on his birthday; and they sent and called for their three sisters to eat and to drink with them.
A single eagerly anticipated birth can change everything
The angel said to them, “Don’t be afraid, for behold, I bring you good news of great joy which will be to all the people. For there is born to you today, in David’s city, a Savior, who is Christ the Lord.”
The fear of the LORD brings wisdom and long life
The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom. The knowledge of the Holy One is understanding. For by me your days will be multiplied. The years of your life will be increased.
A birthday is a time for rejoicing
A woman, when she gives birth, has sorrow because her time has come. But when she has delivered the child, she doesn’t remember the anguish any more, for the joy that a human being is born into the world.
With age comes wisdom
So teach us to count our days, that we may gain a heart of wisdom.
Every baby is special; God has plans for everyone
“Before I formed you in the womb, I knew you. Before you were born, I sanctified you. I have appointed you a prophet to the nations.”
God has been with me from my earliest beginnings and will be with me till the end
For you formed my inmost being. You knit me together in my mother’s womb. I will give thanks to you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Your works are wonderful. My soul knows that very well. My frame wasn’t hidden from you, when I was made in secret, woven together in the depths of the earth. Your eyes saw my body. In your book they were all written, the days that were ordained for me, when as yet there were none of them.
I exist for a reason and have a purpose
For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared before that we would walk in them.
Every life has both good and the bad; rejoice to be alive
Truly the light is sweet, and it is a pleasant thing for the eyes to see the sun. Yes, if a man lives many years, let him rejoice in them all; but let him remember the days of darkness, for they shall be many. All that comes is vanity.