So, we recently celebrated the birthday of one of our girls that we minister to. And, while it was a fun day with fun activities and great company, let me tell you, the weeks preceding this event have been annoying to say the least. Every day we were reminded that her birthday was coming up, and, most days, she would tell us how many more days were left until her birthday(the night before, she even wanted to go to bed early so it would come sooner!).
However, in all of this, this particular young lady is a Christian, bearing fruit. She still struggles, as do we all, but, at her age, she does remarkably well and one can see her bear fruit. And, today, I was reminded of Psalm 139:13-14, “For you formed my inward parts; you knitted me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Wonderful are your works; my soul knows it very well.” And I remember and am convicted that birth is a wonderful thing, seeing the finality of the process of creation of a person. And to know that this young lady was choses by God in eternity past for a future in eternity with the creator of EVERYTHING makes having to hear about her birthday all the time TOTALLY worth it! Soli Deo Gloria!