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Topic: birthday (05/23/05)
TITLE: When is Her Birthday?
By Madonna Hooper
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“Hey Dad, I’m so excited about Melissa’s pregnancy. I can’t believe there’s a precious new life growing inside her belly. I can’t wait to see what my daughter will look like.
I wonder if her eyes will be light and bright or deep and dark like pools of chocolate. How many times will those eyes look into mine; questioning, wondering, and trusting me to show her the way?
And her hair; will it be sleek and smooth like expensive silk or bouncy and playful like lamb’s wool?
Perhaps her skin will be sugar-white or honey-bronze, or both combined to make a color all her own.
Will her lips be like sweet, pink jelly beans or ripe, rotund cherries?
I can’t wait to see her Designer-made footprints and fingerprints, such a wonderful finishing touch. Almost like an Artist’s signature etched on His masterpiece.
Oh Dad, the list goes on! So many possibilities and yet I know her physical attributes are such a minute part of who she will be as a girl and a woman.
I pray she has a supple heart, a heart that melts like snow when she sees somebody in need. I pray the disappointments of life do not cause her to harden her heart like un-moistened clay. Let her be brave enough to continue to love, regardless of the actions or reactions of others.
Let her walk the path designed by her Creator so she will find her own special niche in the intricate jigsaw puzzle of life.
Most importantly, I pray she loves the Lord her God with all her heart, all her soul, all her mind and all her strength.
I’m so excited for her birthday Dad. I wonder when it will be.”
FATHER TO SON
“My precious child, in my eyes your daughter’s birthday has already come and gone. The day I created her, the day I birthed her spirit into existence was her birthday. She will also have a day of natural birth but in my eyes the day I birthed her was her birthday.
You know my son it is I who create each precious child in their mother’s womb. I knit them together, like a devoted mother knitting a sweater for her dearest child. I create each one, my heart filled with anticipation and love and joy. Step by step, loop by loop, my fingers work tirelessly until my creation is perfect and complete.
Each one is different. Each one is unique. Each one is indeed fearfully and wonderfully made. Even though they are hidden in a protected, secret place, I see their frame clearly. It is fully exposed to me. Even before they had form, my eyes saw them, imagined them into life. I alone know the number of their days.
I am the Eternal Father, the Father of all, and in my eyes your daughter has already had her birthday. The day I created her was indeed her true birthday.”
Scripture references were taken from the NIV Bible
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