Yesterday, I saw a post on Facebook where someone… “acknowledged” the grey hair on their head, let’s say. I thought about it and had to chuckle due to the recent comments my mentor Dr. Sunday Adelaja made about grey hair and time from his perspective, since he is celebrating his 50th birthday soon.
I woke up today and realized that, I may not have grey hair yet (at least, I do not see any so far, hah!), but my age now equals quarter of a century.
Quarter.of.a.century. Wow. (Some also say, 25)
The clock is ticking until this interruption in eternity called “time” is over. Looking at the stage of my life now, how far I have come, everything I have acquired, achieved or accomplished, another year has passed, a new has begun. With each year, I am getting closer to that hour. That is a clear sign to think about the question “What is the most important thing?”
Specifically, on this day, what do I wish for my birthday? What is there that I could still want? What is the desire of my heart? I wondered: If God was to ask me “What do you wish for your birthday, my daughter?” what would I say?
To illustrate my answer: The greatest discovery I made in life is the discovery of divine love. Love so pure, it is whiter than snow. Love that conquers against all odds, love that lifts up every soul.
Love that increases and does not decrease. Love that upgrades and does not deplete, love that builds and does not destroy, love that accepts and enhances, love that celebrates and is full of joy.
Love that laughs, love that understands, love that heals, love that truly feels. Love that equilibrates, love that shines, love that honors, love that is divine. Love that is truth, love that makes you think, grow, and makes you unleash your potential.
Love that makes you, you.
I discovered that kind of love.
Therefore, what I would respond is: “My wish, dear Daddy God, would be, for you to equip me fully with that kind of love, fill me up with it. In return, I can spread it – into the whole wide world. I do not want to keep it to myself, in fact, I cannot even contain it by myself – I am not capable of it; it is too big, too majestic, too magnificent to be kept and hidden inside of few souls.
I have to share it. I have the responsibility to share it. So father, adorn me, supply me, endow me and dress me up with that love. So that, whenever I look into the eyes of another, I shall be able to radiate and transfer that love – YOUR love – unto them.
That is my birthday wish.”
With love and gratitude,
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