Friday, October 16, 2009
Yes!!!! Today is my 16th birthday! What makes it even more special is that it is my golden birthday! An interesting fact about my birth date is that I was born on the day of Pope John Paul II's Installation! This is one of the reasons why I was named John Paul. :) Birthdays are always one of my favorite parts of the year! Does anyone feel the same way? I don't just like it because of presents, or cake, or treats. I like birthdays because they are times when I am able to spend time with my family who love and care for me and who brought me into this world! I am so glad that I was born, because if I wasn't I would have never found God! I would have never been able to become close to Him. I am so grateful to Him, because He gave me life and breath through His Son's death and rising! He gave me the chance to live with Him in heaven! Truly this is the best birthday present I could ever ask for!
Almighty and Ever-Living God,
We thank You for sending Your Son Jesus Christ to die for our sins and gain for us eternal life.
Help us to be your servants and to live the life that You wish us to live. Help us to always remain
close to You. Give us the strength to avoid the many temptations that try to steal away our place
in Heaven with You. Lord, let us feel Your presence in every situation we are in. Help us to be
able to Live with You in Your beautiful kingdom.
We ask this in Your name,