This month we are celebrating the Queen’s Official Birthday.  The Queen’s birthday is in April, but through the ages in Britain, every monarch has had two birthdays, the day they were born and the day the nation celebrates.  Their official birthday is usually in the summer when there is a better chance of the weather being fine for the trooping the Colour ceremony which marks the occasion.

We may not he kings or queens but we can have two birthday too.  In the Bible, a man called Nicodemus came to Jesus and asked him. Jesus told Nicodemus that no-one could truly understand the things of God unless they were born again.  Nicodemus asked Jesus how he could be born again.  Jesus told him, and he tells us too, in John:16 that “God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.”  In other words, if we believe that Jesus died to take away our sins, and invite him into our lives, we can have a new life, a different life, just like being born again.

So, everyone who asks Jesus to be their Saviour and friend as two birthdays.  our second birthday may not be marked by a public ceremony but the Bible tells us that when someone turns to Jesus the angels in heaven rejoice.  On Cupcake Sunday why not make it a great celebration by asking Jesus to be our saviour and friend?