by Linda Troxell
Happy birthday, son of David, Born this day to save the world. By changing hearts and renewing minds, You brought God’s plan to be unfurled. Happy birthday, Immanuel, The messiah the world was waiting for. Blessed are we who ask you in As you stand knocking at our door. Happy birthday, Prince of Peace, Sent to be a beacon on the hill. To shine the light of love and mercy On those whose hearts and souls are ill. Happy birthday, King of Kings, We bow and worship you in awe, With our eyes on the Kingdom We give allegiance to You, our God. Happy birthday, Lord Jesus, To whom every knee will bend The cross couldn’t silence you You were resurrected in the end. Happy birthday, Beloved Son, Fully God and fully man. You said yes to death upon the cross To advance the Father’s plan. We celebrate your birth in glory Anticipating this world’s end. When we will abide with you, eternally As willing servants, you call friends.
Linda Troxell is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who lives in a small town in Southern California where she writes devotionals and poetry to post on her personal blog. For over twenty years, she worked to help men and women struggling with substance abuse and adolescent boys in group homes struggling with family difficulties. She is now retired and spends most of her time doing what she loves best, writing about the Lord, and spending time with her grandchildren.