The Birthday LOVE FEST
At Wings of God – we celebrate birthdays. Are you a Pearl who loves parties? Great! You will have birthday party at Wings of God! Do you have more of a reserved personality? That’s okay! You will have a birthday party at Wings of God! Are you a staff member and growing older and maybe want to skip your birthday? Oh Yeah, we are going to have a birthday party for you at Wings of God!
WHY? At Wings of God – we know that you are created and loved by God and that is cause for celebration!
“I knew you before I formed you in your mother’s womb” Jeremiah 1:5a
It is always a lovely party at Wings of God – decorations, party plates, a cake made with favorite flavors, a birthday card and flowers. And a LOVE FEST!
What is a LOVE FEST? When the birthday card has been read, and a picture is taken with your flowers, as the cake is cut and the slices are passed around, the LOVE FEST begins. This is the time for the Birthday girl to take in loving words from everyone at the table.
Yes – the honored person sits and listens as she is told how she is loved, what is special about her, her attributes that shine, memorable moments that inspire, and how she is favored by God.
It sounds beautiful doesn’t it? And it is! To set aside a time to be intentional on someone’s birthday and tell them what they mean to you is a joy. It feels wonderful to look the birthday girl in the eye and tell them, “I love you” and “I am thankful for you”, and “this is what you mean to me”, and “This is what I notice about you” and so much more.
It is not always easy being the birthday honoree during the LOVE FEST. It can be difficult to sit there and hear beautiful things said to you. It can make you feel awkward, full of doubt, unsure, vulnerable.
If you stay still, and let people love on you, you will know that your life matters to others. You do have impact on others. You are loved and people see things in you that you don’t always see in yourself.
And as you listen to the LOVE FEST poured out on you, you are reminded that you love others. You want to impact others; you want to be the one who sees good things in others and tell them.
Try it! The next birthday that comes for your family & friends – give them a Love Fest!
“Be devoted to one another in love. Romans 12:10a