There are 150 psalms in the Book of Psalms. That means for most people there is one for every birthday they are celebrating. Cannot think of an inspirational line for a birthday card? Flip open the person’s age as a chapter in the Book of Psalms and more often than not you will find a word through which God is still speaking to the birthday child. That’s not magic or so, it’s just that the psalms have many inspirational verses in them. Also works for anniversaries and other special days like Leap Day:
Bravo, God, bravo! Gods and all angels shout, “Encore!”
In awe before the glory,
in awe before God’s visible power.
Stand at attention!
Dress your best to honor him!
God thunders across the waters,
Brilliant, his voice and his face, streaming brightness—
God, across the flood waters.
God’s thunder tympanic,
God’s thunder symphonic.
God’s thunder smashes cedars,
God topples the northern cedars.
The mountain ranges skip like spring colts,
The high ridges jump like wild kid goats.
God’s thunder spits fire.
God thunders, the wilderness quakes;
He makes the desert of Kadesh shake.
God’s thunder sets the oak trees dancing
A wild dance, whirling; the pelting rain strips their branches.
We fall to our knees—we call out, “Glory!”
Above the floodwaters is God’s throne
from which his power flows,
from which he rules the world.
God makes his people strong.
God gives his people peace.
Psalm 29 (The Message)