Calvin on Birthdays

I just turned 34 on January 12, and so this quote from Calvin hit home:  “The ancient custom of observing a birthday every year as an occasion for joy cannot in itself be disapproved; for that day, as often as it returns, reminds each of us to give thanks to God, who brought us into this world, and has permitted us, in his kindness, to spend many years in it; next, to bring to our recollection how improperly and uselessly the time which God granted to us has been permitted to pass away; and lastly, that we ought to commit ourselves to the protection of the same God for the remainder of our life.” (Calvin on Mark 6:21).

SDG,
Ezra

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