A friend of mine recently forwarded me an interesting link. It was one where you find out your birth verse. “Birth verse” consists of 366 verses chosen from the 66 books of the Bible. Each verse correlates the chapter and verse with its month and day. To find your verse, you simply plug in your birth month and date, and there you go.
I have to admit, I was a bit skeptical. Dare I say, sarcastic? I was half expecting mine to be something like Joel 2:2 – “….a day of darkness and gloom, a day of clouds and blackness. Like dawn spreading across the mountains a large and mighty army comes, such as never was of old nor ever will be in ages to come.” Or maybe it would be a super long verse that I would never be able to commit to memory. Brain cells diminish somewhat after college and kids, you know.
So, with a slight bit of trepidation, I plugged in my info. I was pleased. My verse wasn’t a minor prophet warning or a novella. It was perfect.
Luke 5:26 NIV
Everyone was amazed and gave praise to God. They were filled with awe and said, “We have seen remarkable things today.”
I look at my verse often, and each time I try and think of a different way it applies to me. Sometimes, it reads the same. Other times, it moves me to prayer. Most times it makes me laugh at myself, and reminds me that my skepticism should really take a back seat most days. Maybe then I’ll have a better view of the remarkable things I’ve been missing.