As she blew her birthday candles out, she made one wish that would alter humanity forever. She gripped her hands on to the table in front of her, closed her eyes with a heart full of hope, and gracefully blew out her twenty seven candles neatly encircling a decadent double chocolate cake.
I recently celebrated my birthday. This year I imagined, “if birthday wishes came true, what would I wish?” … it would be for you.
“For this reason I bow my knees before the Father, from whom every family in heaven and on earth derives its name, that He would grant you, according to the riches of His glory, to be strengthened with power through His Spirit in the inner man, so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith; and that you, being rooted and grounded in love, may be able to comprehend with all the saints what is the breadth and length and height and depth, and to know the love of Christ which surpasses knowledge, that you may be filled up to all the fullness of God.” (Ephesians 3:14-19)
There is nothing in this world like following Jesus. He is our fullness of joy. We girls pray for you. We pray that Christ will dwell in your hearts and that you will walk in faith knowing just how much God loves you.
“You make known to me the path of life; in your presence there is fullness of joy; at your right hand are pleasures forevermore.” (Psalm 16:11)
God’s love is crazy deep for us. My wish, my prayer for you this year, is that you would know this too.