Do you know what that miracle is? It is YOU!
For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well. My frame was not hidden from you when I was made in the secret place, when I was woven together in the depths of the earth. Your eyes saw my unformed body; all the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be. How precious to me are your thoughts, God! How vast is the sum of them! Were I to count them, they would outnumber the grains of sand when I awake, I am still with you.
She wrote the usual “Happy Birthday”, “Glad we are friends”, and such within the card. It was the quote at the bottom of the card that meant the most to me. The best gift she gave me that day, a Bible verse.
The verse she gifted me was Zephaniah 3:17. I wasn’t familiar with my Bible too much at the time. I’d never heard of this book but the words touched my heart. Since then, this has become one of my favorite books and verses. I found this to be the perfect birthday verse. God rejoices over us with singing! How cool is that? I know. Beth’s gift to me has carried through the years on a couple levels.
The Lord your God is with you,
the Mighty Warrior who saves.
He will take great delight in you;
in his love he will no longer rebuke you,
but will rejoice over you with singing.”
This morning as I read Our Daily Bread, the following verse spoke to my heart in a similar way as Zephaniah 3:17. A verse to write down, make a book mark, and treasure for the next 365 days, and possibly beyond.
My verse for this year:
But grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
To him be glory both now and forever! Amen.
2 Peter 3:18
A HUGE thank you to my Mom for making today such a special day by spending her time preparing my favorite dinner treats, ice cream cake, and even some money for school sh0pping. Thanks to Ed and Mags for the Elmo and birthday balloons and always making me smile. It was a GREAT birthday! Thank you all!