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Today is my friend Sue’s 38th birthday. But, she’s not here to celebrate. This is her 2nd birthday in heaven. I was thinking about that yesterday, and wondered if they celebrate birthdays in heaven. I was thinking that, if so, maybe they’d grill up some yummy burgers for Sue and maybe serve up Pina Colada Italian Ices. I don’t know, but it’s a fun thought.
Really, I’m pretty sure that physical birthdays are insignificant in heaven. I do wonder, though, if they party for spiritual birthdays – or maybe they celebrate the day someone entered heaven. Those both seem like good reasons to celebrate to me. But, then again, it’s heaven – there’s always a reason to celebrate, I guess – I mean, what could be more exciting and worth celebrating than being in the presence of Jesus, and not being in pain or experiencing sadness ever again?
There’s been an empty place in my life since last March 5th. God has sent so many blessings my way this past year – in the form of friends from all over and opportunities to travel and meet some of them. Yet, I still feel a void in my life RIGHT HERE. I long for the closeness of a friend – like I experienced with Sue. I miss her.
Lately, I’ve had a few people tell me that I’ve been a blessing to them this past year and I wonder “how can that be?” Here I’ve been totally empty, sitting here waiting for someone else to fill me up; yet someone is getting a blessing FROM ME? That’s humbling. And I guess it just goes to show that God is always working in us, even when we don’t feel like we’re worth much.
If you’re feeling broken or empty, take heart. This may be just the time when God will use you and fill you to overflowing – and those blessings will pour out on others.