It’s that time of year where we all focus on the birth of Jesus. We marvel at the silent night (which I don’t think it was) and the baby born in a manger (can you imagine the smell and sounds). We are thankful the Christ babe was born.
It is a beautiful picture.
But have you ever thought about the birthday’s of the Christ-child growing up? What were they like? Did Mary throw a big party? Did they gather with pointy hats and rams horns? Did He asks for gifts? Did Jesus consider each year he was here a gift?
I have a special friend, DeeDee Sharon, who knows very well the blessings of having another birthday. Diagnosed with cancer in 2008 she became a fighter. A fighter who was an inspiration to many as she journeyed those dark and lonely days of chemo.
DeeDee wrestled with grace and strength that could only come from the Lord. She continued to work, lead ministry and sing with the worship team wholeheartedly. She was a shining example to me to remember that every moment is precious and to be used passionately. Hallelujah, we can rejoice that DeeDee is cancer free today.
While it’s the season to celebrate Christ’s birthday, I’m also celebrating along with the American Cancer Society the many birthdays that have taken place since. May we all remember that each year we are here on this sphere we know as Earth, we are blessed with life to love and serve others!
This post is sponsored by American Cancer Society.