Happy Birthday Rafiq!!!
May 27, 2016
2 Chr 30:9 – The Lord your God is gracious and merciful, and will not turn away his face from you, if ye return unto Him.
Today is my oldest son’s birthday! What shall I get him? Often times I give gifts that end up in a dusty corner or part of a pile of intentions. I temporally feel good about my gift giving. This year, I will give something that’s not confined to a box, held down with ribbons and bows or tightly conformed by nearly tapped margins. I will give my son my best L.I.F.E, with the help of God. First, I give a Love that is unconditional and enduring. Love has no expiration date and it is always fresh. Second, I give Inspiration through my thoughts, words and deeds. I will inspire him to inhale all the good that God offers him and exhale his troubles as if releasing bubbles into the air. Third, I seek and I offer Forgiveness for every ill thought, misguided behavior and absent minded bruise I inflicted on him and he gave me throughout our lives. I ask God to forgive us so that today we will enjoy the sweetness of his birthday cake on a clean platter. Fourth, I give my son Encouragement to dream and to awaken his senses to all possibilities in his LIFE.
I pray, Oh Holy One, bless my son with a reservoir of Love, Inspiration, Forgiveness and Encouragement which he can draw upon at any time. Loving, Gracious and Merciful God, as we celebrate my son’s birthday help us to live a LIFE that gives you Love and shares love with others. May we experience Your seamless Love in the smooth, torn and worn out edges of our lives. We thank you for the everlasting gift of Your presence. In our Saviour’s Name, We Park and Pray at 1:11 pm. Amen.