Mark 13:32 (ESV)
But concerning that day or that hour, no one knows, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father.
“Only the Father knows” when it is time for a baby to be born. “Only the Father knows” when you were meant to grace the world with your presence. Whether 10, 20, 50, or 75 years ago, your heavenly Father caused you to enter the scene; He filled you with the potential and talents to change the world. Even before your earthly parents met, God knew you would be the result of their union.
God the Father welcomes about 353,000 babies into the world every day—and every day He wishes hundreds of thousands of His children already born, “Happy Birthday!” It’s easy to imagine a continuous, glorious birthday party celebration in Heaven proclaiming miracle after miracle after miracle.
Of the 7.4 billion people who inhabit the Earth, every one is a gift from God. Every person worldwide has the potential to make the world a beautiful place to live—through the love and peace of Christ. Let’s start today with a smile and a kind word for all we meet.
Dear Lord, help us to enjoy this day, for it is the day you have made. Also help us to look beyond just this day, just this year, and focus our eyes on eternity. In the Name of Jesus, Amen.