May 3, 2023
Birthday gifts. It’s one of those things each family have their own way of handling. Growing up, my siblings and I did not have a clue what we would get from our parents for our birthdays. Our parents tried to surprise us as much as possible. As parents with our own kids, we tried to get them specific things they would like. My wife and I would listen for hints or ideas long before their birthday so it would be more of a surprise when they opened their gifts.
In some families we know, the birthday boy or girl is encouraged to have a list of wishful items. It certainly makes it easier for choosing gifts.
The psalmist laid his requests before God in the morning and would wait. Today what requests would you lay before God? Would they be big things or small things? Would they be for you or for others? Whatever our requests may be, God hears us. He knows exactly what we need. And notice what the psalmist did. He waited expectantly. Just like a child waiting to receive a gift, not knowing exactly what it may be.
‘63 / ’79 Stewartville MN