|Happy 17th Birthday, Christopher!!!|
Every birthday is a milestone, a celebration of life. Each year we open the presents and blow out the candles on the birthday cake! It is a special day. It is your special day. Birthdays are a time for reflection, as well as, a time to look forward to the future. It is a day to give thanks for the gift of another year of life.
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The 16th birthday is a milestone birthday too. It is often referred to as the "sweet 16" birthday. It is sweet because it represents the pinnacle of the teenage years, but 16 is also special for another reason. It represents an opportunity for a new found freedom, the freedom to drive a car. A whole new world opens up when you earn that shiny new drivers license and drive off all by yourself for the very first time. It is an exhilarating feeling for teenagers, but it is a NAIL BITING time for parents as they watch their baby drive out from under the safety of that parental umbrella.
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As it turned out, it wasn't the freedom to drive that made Christopher's 16th year so sweet and so unique from all his other birthdays. God had some VERY SWEET plans for Christopher's "sweet 16." God had a very sweet, very unique gift that He would give Christopher. It was the gift of a miracle healing. Christopher would begin his 16th year tethered to a feeding tube, but he would end it with a license to...EAT! It was an unexpected, instant healing miracle. It was a precious and priceless gift.
|The BEST gift!|
Thank you, God for my Christopher! Thank you, God for 17 years! Thank you, God for healing Christopher, so that he could enjoy his birthday cake. His choice was an ice cream cake, and his eyes lit up with delight as he tasted that first bite. It was the sweet taste of vanilla, chocolate, and strawberry. It was the sweet taste of grace!
If you have never accepted Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior, you can pray like this: