1A good name is better than precious ointment,
and the day of death than the day of birth. – Ecclesiastes 7:1
I just finished celebrating another birthday and had a lot of fun and smiles and laughter doing so. But I can’t help but remember this verse at times like these. The Bible frequently invites us to a perspective that is completely upside down of what the world typically sees and celebrates. A while back, a dear friend of mine passed into eternity to be with his Savior and I mentioned this verse at his funeral. Donnie loved birthdays. He would always remind you that he had a “birthday coming up,” even if it was the day after his most recent birthday. But even my friend Donnie now knows the truth of this statement. For those in the Lord, the day we go to meet our Savior is far better than any birthday we can imagine. We don’t get to celebrate it here for just a short time; we get to celebrate for an eternity without end.