I Corinthians 2:9 But as it is written, Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him.
Today is my dad's birthday. I kept trying to find him the perfect gift. Normally this is an easy task, because my dad and I share most of the same interests. All I usually have to do is get him something I want, and he loves it. Yet for some reason this year I'm drawing a complete and total blank. Then I started thinking; he's already so blessed that, maybe, he just needs a reminder of some of the gifts he already has.
Psalm 127:3 Lo, children are an heritage of the Lord: and the fruit of the womb is his reward. Though you may think I'm a punishment for past transgressions, the Bible says differently. I'm your reward. Okay, I may be a pain sometimes, but at least I married a girl you like! Speaking of wives.....
Proverbs 31: 10-12 Who can find a virtuous woman? for her price is far above rubies. The heart of her husband doth safely trust in her, so that he shall have no need of spoil. She will do him good and not evil all the days of her life.Your wife is a blessing and an inspiration to you. I know you already know this, but think about it. All the difficulties you've had in your life, do you think you could have made it without her. All the joys you've experienced in your life, how many of them was she responsible for. No wonder your heart safely trusts in her.
Psalm 133: 1 Behold, how good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity! You have the blessing of countless brothers and sisters in Christ. You know this as well, but maybe don't fully appreciate this. Our family has had a rough way to go these last couple of months. Many of the saints were praying for you even though they had never met you. All they knew about you is that you're my dad, and a child of God. You're their brother, your sorrow is their sorrow and your joy is their joy.
This is just a beginning to the long list of birthday gifts that the Lord has given you. If I had forever, I may be able to list half(But then I would have a horrible case of Carple Tunnel and I know you wouldn't want that on your conscience!) Just these three things are more than enough to make you happy. Believe me, they're better than anything I'll ever get you!!!!!!
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