Years ago one of my little nieces was preparing to turn nine years old. She wasn’t so sure she was ready, to her young ears nine sounded a lot older than eight.  We gathered as a family to celebrate the big occasion. Weeks later I received a thank you note for the birthday gift I’d given. In her careful pencil print she wrote, “Nine’s not so bad after all!”

We probably all feel that way from time to time, especially as the next birthday draws near. What sweet reassurance to know when we trust in God’s plan, whatever age we are it’s the perfect age to be!


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