Tuesday, April 27, 2010

The Untypical Birthday Greetings

A typical birthday greetings, anywhere in the world, contain the platitude "have a blast" or "wish you all the best" kind of happy smiley hopeful messages. Yes, people should share happiness on that special day; birds are singing, trees are dancing, and the universe joins in that joyous chime of festivity.

However, that was not the case for my birthday this year. As I learned about my mom's malady a day before I am entering the age 23 demographic, there was really not much to be happy for. Thus, it is interesting to note how the birthday messages that I got from my friends this year deviate from the normal common greetings.

Mostly taken from The Bible, all these messages brought comfort and console to my weary and chaotic heart. They do not hope for 'my wishes to come true' nor for me to smile 'on this special day', but they do promise strength and hope during this specific times of trouble. I found these to be profound and timely, and I can't help not to share these blessings with you

2 Chron 16:9
For the eyes of the Lord range throughout the earth to strengthen those whose hearts are fully committed to him.

Isaiah 41:10
So do not fear, for I am with you. Do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.

Psalm 9:9-10
The Lord is a refuge for the oppressed, a stronghold in times of trouble. Those who know your name will trust in you, for you, Lord, have never forsaken those who seek you.

Isaiah 54:10
Though the mountains be shaken and the hills be removed, yet my unfailing love for you will not be shaken nor my covenant of peace be removed," says the Lord, who has compassion on you.

Psalm 121:1-2
I lift up my eyes to the hills - where does my help come from? My help comes from the Lord, the maker of heaven and earth.

1 comment:

Avery Madisson said...

I love these birthday greetings. they are pretty nice! Beautiful ones! Thumbs up to this post.