As David's first birthday approaches, I wanted to take this opportunity to write to wish YOU a Happy Birthday as well.
While a child hardly realizes the significance of a first birthday, to the parents it is a wonderfully joyous occasion as they pause and reflect on the events of the past year (and 9 months :-). I don't have to tell you, but profound changes have taken place in your life such as lost sleep, sacrifice of personal time, juggling of schedules, etc.
With all of these changes though, it is so wonderful to have and to hold a child created in the image of God Himself. The Bible tells us in Genesis 1:26
"And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness..." What an awesome thought! That we are created in the image of God!
He also assures us that He knows our future, and as a matter of fact has it all planned out if we will only follow that plan. Jeremiah 29:11 - For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the Lord, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end.
It is my hope that as the years pass, you will continue to make the church an important part of David's life. This will serve to give him a foundation for the storms and trials that no doubt lie ahead.
Again, Happy Birthday to YOU, and if there is anything I can do to help you, please don't hesitate to contact me.
In Christ's Love,
Rev. John Doe
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