On December 30th I turned 30. I can clearly remember thinking that 30 was old in my childhood. Thirty is right up there with "maybe 55? 80? 103?" in those guess-my-age games that adults like to play with kids. Birthdays like that make you think. What have I done in the past thirty years? What do the coming years hold?
By God's grace, the past decade has been a time of incredible growth in my life. I've seen the brevity of life and the faithfulness of God in a whole new light. I've learned a lot about my own sinful heart and the process of santification. I got married, had three children, two miscarriages, moved 9 times, lived in 4 towns, made many new friends and lost a few.
God is faithful. The Psalms include many reflections on the past and the evident faithfulness of God. Psalm 107 offers a synopsis of God's work on the behalf of men in the past.
Verse 43 sums it all up:
"Whoever is wise, let him heed these things
and consider the great love of the LORD."
So I've been spending a little time thinking about God's faithfulness in the past and the surety of His faithfulness in the future.
I'm not scared of being thirty!