Oh twenty-five, you have been such a joy. You were welcomed with so much joy and hard-work. Twenty-five was beyond stretching in a new whole level.
You always knew I would choose to follow You. You always knew that how this year would go.
You honored the decisions I have made. You honored me in a way I could never imagine.
I have been able to feel Your love in such a tangible way.
I have been able to feel Your Presence in such a powerful way.
You revealed to me the only way of knowing my true identity.
You were so Gracious and Kind.
I cried out and yelled at You- it wasn’t always easy.
There were so many tears.
Tears of joy, sadness, hurt, growing pains, laughter- tears of Redemption.
“I called and you answered”
A lot of what You wrote in chapter twenty-five had to do with a lot of feelings, yes.
However, it also had to do a lot with seeing how trusting fully in You would look like-
You provided tangibly tuition for first year, the roommate I truly needed this year, the people to do life with this past year- some even forever, plane tickets, rent, missions trips, gas money, COFFEE, tuition AND living expenses for Second year, and You placed me right where I need to be to welcome twenty-six.
How can I not believe in Your wonderful wonders?
Though I ache to know what You are planning for this year, I know that I trust You more than I can trust myself.
I know you already wrote this new chapter and You that will cover me with your favor, joy, and love.
Thank you Father.
Thank you for twenty-five.