This weekend we celebrated not only the feast of Saint Patrick but what seemed like the natal anniversaries of half our family and friends! We were birthday-greeting machines! Sister Maxine's sister was one of the birthday celebrands and when they were talking, she noted that on her birthday -- 3/16 -- she always remembers the inspiring verse from the Gospel of Saint John 3:16:
"For God so loved the world
as to give the Only Begotten One.
that whoever believes may not die,
but have eternal life." (John 3:16)
So we wondered, what scripture verse correlates to our birthdays?
Sister Maxine is 1/4 .... so we picked the Gospel of John as well to parallel her sister's:
"In the Word was life,
and that life was humanity's light." (John 1:4)
My birthday is 1/27 ... but I wasn't sure which book of the Bible to choose from ...
"From the waist up, the figure looked like electricty, like metal glowing in a furnace; and from the waist dwn, it looked like fire surrounded by a brilliiant light." (Ezekiel 1:27)
I totally love that passage, though I'm not sure that should be my birthday Scripture passage!
While we keep searching, we would LOVE to hear what your birthday passage is! Simply take the numbers from your month and day -- the month is the chapter number and the day is the verse -- and pick any book of the Bible that has that configuration! Use the comment box below and write your birthday passage. And happy day of your birth, no matter what day!
Bible cake photo from Christine's Cake World