Before my father first held and beheld me, my Father created and knew me. In a sense, I was not born 54 years ago today, but born again.
Earthly birthdays even among Christians are often filled with worldly treasures given out of love or obligation. I like to spoil those I love, but I am extremely uncomfortable receiving lavish presents and attention. The loyal and loving people who light up my life are gifts aplenty.
When I was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2003, I asked God if I could please live to age 50 to see my son become a man. No one in my life will be celebrating my survival today more than my son and he plans to spoil me rotten. So we will feast tonight on seafood and scrumptious dessert. I will cry with happiness and gratitude for the extra time spent with my dearly beloved.
I was born and am born again in Christ. Today is as good a day as any to rejoice.
Here is the video of Born Again by the Newsboys with new lead vocalist Michael Tait.
Between You and Me featuring Michael Tait from his DC Talk glory days.