As occasions for celebration of recovery go, birthdays aren’t bad.
I used to have this subtle feeling that mentioning my birthday was akin to seeking attention. So I wouldn’t mention it. Then I realized that this was really just akin to worrying about what others would think of me.
So today, when a chance to glorify God through a birthday came up, I decided I would take it.
So there it is. I turn 35 on Thursday.
Is this, like, the part where where “no longer a kid” actually starts? Anyone? Bueller? Frye?
Anyway, it is the tendency of
advancing increasing age to look forward and worry over the narrowing gap. Diminishing opportunities, declining vigor, regrets over goals not yet achieved, etc. I, in particular, am reminded today that my mission on earth – to lift up the name of Jesus to others – is not indefinite. I have a limited span to get this done. (Yes, I know, I’ve still got plenty of time. Though I did find out this summer that my knees are going to be requiring help from my leg muscles and will no longer hold out on their own.)
But this time I found myself looking to the past.