by PamFord Davis
12/22/2010 / Holidays
Happy birthday to you! Happy birthday to you! The host lights candles on a cake in preparation for the celebration; the guest of honor makes wishes before blowing out the candles. Family and friends sing happy birthday, making the passing of another year official. It might be a little embarrassing finding you are the center of attraction, but also nice to receive love and best wishes.
Singing telegrams carry the birthday message a step further. A paid messenger directs the birthday song to you at the request of an admirer. The singer concludes the rendition with the name of the sender; the surprise is over; you are flushed and elated. The messenger continues rounds, and life returns to normal; birthdays come only once a year, and the spotlight will fall upon someone else.
The shepherds received the announcement of Jesus birthday with fanfare and glory. "This very day in King David's hometown a Savior was born for you. He is Christ the Lord (Luke 2:11 CEV)." That very day is a very happy birth - day for you and me! Through his birth, we find fulfillment, peace and joy everlasting.
Freelance writer of both fiction and non-fiction. Devotionals are her first love in writing. Published articles in Mature Living Magazine, Devotions for the Deaf, The Secret Place, Light from the Word, Coosa Journal and more. Devotions included in Mary HollingsworthÃ¢s The One Year Devotional of Joy and Laughter by Tyndale Publishers.
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