February 20, 2017

My 27th Birthday

Yesterday, I turned 27. Twenty-seven.

In 6 months, I’ll be closer to 30 than to 25… yikes! Age blows my mind on the regular because I cannot wrap my mind around how quickly time passes. But I feel blessed to be given 27 years.

I’ve been told that as you grow older not only does time pass more quickly, but becomes more rewarding and sweet. And even at just 27, I can definitely echo these sentiments. Time passes by SO quickly and each year – though with its own challenges – is sweeter. I have such incredible childhood memories, favorites from high school and college, sweet newlywed stories, but I love being where I am and seeing how completely sovereign and good the Lord is. And I’m just 27!

In our Sunday school classes yesterday, an older gentleman spoke about how the Lord had worked in his life. And how at his age – 69 – and looking back there was no way he could deny and not see the mighty and incredible hand of God holding it all in place. Providing, protecting, loving, caring, designing, and ordaining everything perfectly. And to hear his stories and to see his emotion of gratitude for our Lord as only someone with many years could was so impactful.

When I fear getting older, the progression of time, the passing of loved ones, I remember how faithful the Lord is and always has been. I don’t always see it, but the thought of seeing a grander, larger picture of my life, years down the road, and seeing how the Lord worked and moved excites me. So I guess all-in-all, getting older isn’t all that bad. I look forward to what the Lord has in store for my life and how He’ll use me!

Here’s to 27 and all that 2017 has in store. 🙂