I have been wondering. Why is it that our society has labeled birthday celebrations as something only for the young? I hear people say things like “I’m too old to celebrate my birthday,” or “It’s just another day”. I disagree, and I think God would agree with me. Isaiah Chapter 43 verse 1 says, “But now, O Israel, the Lord who created you says, ‘do not be afraid, for I have ransomed you. I have called you by name; you are mine.” The Lord knows all 6 billion plus of us by name, and we are his. He loves each of us dearly, and wants us to love ourselves. He wants us to celebrate the very life that he has given us. What better time to do that than on your birthday. Birthdays are a kind of personal New Year. They are a chance to reflect, and to reconnect with people and with God.