A SPIRITUAL BIRTHDAY
“Likewise, I say unto you, there is joy in the presence of the angels of God over one sinner that repenteth.”
Luke 15:10 KJV
Charles Austin Miles wrote one of my favorite hymns “A New Name in Glory”. I love these words in this heart touching inspiring hymn. “There’s a new name written down in glory, And it’s mine, O yes, it’s mine! And the white robed angels sing the story, A sinner has come home.”
It doesn’t matter if we are six years old or ninety years old. If we don’t have a spiritual birthday, we aren’t living, we just exist. Jesus said “The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly” (John 10:10).
A young boy recently turned thirteen. He had a big party and received a lot of presents but on the date of his spiritual birthday, he didn’t get any presents or have a party and nobody even said happy birthday to him. How that must have hurt God and broke His heart.
Heavenly Father, please forgive us for not wishing happy birthday to people on their spiritual birthday. Thank You for adopting me into Your family on August 14, 1980 when I gave my heart to Jesus. Thank You for loving me and for taking care of me. I love You, precious Father. In Jesus’ Name, I pray. Amen.
Joanne LoweAugust 11, 2017