What is a birthday?


  • a chance to go to a ballgame and see your name on the jumbotron.
  • a chance to celebrate being born. Being born is a big deal. It means you were thought up in the mind of God. You have a unique identity. You have gifts. You are written on the palm of God’s hand. You have a mansion in glory. The Son of God died for you. The angels rejoiced when you came into God’s kingdom. It means you have a personality and a soul. You count. You are loved. You will live forever as a display to God’s glory. Your name is written in the Lamb’s Book of Life.
  • a chance to find out how many friends you have online that you didn’t know about.
  • a chance to hear from friends you did.
  • as Robert reminded me, it’s a free trip around the sun.
  • a chance to find out who God has touched through you.
  • a chance to blow out candles (1 candle per decade, please).
  • a chance to get a free dessert.
  • a chance to do something for yourself guilt free.
  • a complimentary discount card from the hardware store.
  • a chance to go back to bed for 40 minutes which I am going to do right now.

If you care to send a gift, a donation to the Catch would be much appreciated.


Oh no, John has another birthday! How many is that now?

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9 Responses to What is a birthday?

  1. Greg Krejci says:

    Thank you, John for all you do. God bless your day today.

  2. Daryl Friesen says:

    Happy Birthday John from Alberta, Canada. I hope you have a great day and an even better year.

  3. Mark D Seguin says:

    God’s speed Pastor John and thx 4 being you & who you are!

  4. $$$ May the multiple senior discounts you’re entitled to today pay off handsomely!!

  5. Tammy Bloyd says:

    Happy Birthday to you

    Happy Birthday to you

    Happy Birthday
    God Bless You

    Happy Birthday to you!

    What was the Number-One song on the day you were born? http://playback.fm/birthday-song

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