All of that to say, birthdays are great because they remind me that I am blessed beyond measure. This morning I was reading my daily devotional, and it referenced Ephesians 3:20 & 21. This also happens to be the FCA verse for the year. It says,
"Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen."The thing I love about birthdays is looking back on the last year and realizing how far I've come. It's amazing how many experiences one has in a year. During the time that I was 27, I traveled to New Orleans & Seattle, welcomed a new nephew into the world, changed jobs, celebrated 5 years of teaching the 2-year-old Sunday School class at church, participated in two 5Ks, photographed weddings and new babies, started my third year as a cheerleading coach, witnessed friends get married & engaged, rekindled old friendships, and many other little things that I don't even remember.
And the best part of all of that, is I wouldn't have imagined most of those things on my 27th birthday. But God did. He knew every detail of every moment of the past year. And He knows every detail of every moment for the coming year. All I have to do is trust.