At birth

I knew you before I formed you in your mother’s womb.
(Jeremiah 1:5; NLT).

The dust returns to the ground it came from,
and the spirit returns to God who gave it.
(Ecclesiastes 12:7; NIV).

1. At birth,
We all begin
Our lifelong journey
Back to you.

2. Our task:
To serve you, Lord,
In all we think,
And say, and do.

3. Our test:
To live like you,
By loving everyone
We meet.

4. Our goal:
To see your face, Lord,
Touch your hands,
And kiss your feet. 



1. Come back to God (2 Corinthians 5:20; NLT). 

2. You must worship the Lord your God and serve only him (Luke 4:8; NLT).

Anyone who wants to be first must be the very last, and the servant of all (Mark 9:35; NIV).

Whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me (Matthew 25:40; NIV).

3. The Lord your God is testing you to find out whether you love him with all your heart and with all your soul (Deuteronomy 13:3; NIV).

Here on earth you will have many trials and sorrows (John 16:33; NLT).

As we live in God, our love grows more perfect. So we will not be afraid on the day of judgment, but we can face him with confidence because we live like Jesus here in this world. (1 John 4:17; NLT). 

A servant of the Lord …must be kind to everyone (2 Timothy 2:24; NLT). 

4. I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus (Philippians 3:14; NIV).

I will see your face (Psalm 17:15; NKJV).

Look at my hands and my feet. It is I myself! Touch me and see; a ghost does not have flesh and bones, as you see I have (Luke 24:39; NIV). 

She kept kissing his feet (Luke 7:38; NLT).


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