Today I turned 20.
It’s hard to think about the place I was in at this exact time last year. The first anniversary of my grandma’s death is tomorrow, and I am now no longer a teenager. These things will probably be more difficult to grasp as the years go on.
BUT anywayyysss, I want to share two things that I’ve learned over the course of this year. They aren’t super deep, but they are deep enough that it will take my whole life to fully grasp them. Here are my simple truths to share with the world:
1.) God exists and that’s all that matters.
“Indeed, I count everything as loss because of the surpassing worth of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord. For his sake I have suffered the loss of all things and count them as rubbish, in order that I may gain Christ.”
2.) Never lose your sense of wonder. It is a difficult daily task, but it is well worth it.
The secret to joy is this: find God in everything you do.
He is there, waiting to experience fullness of joy with you at all times.
God can grant you immeasurable joy by way of the simple, seemingly mundane things. Look at everything with child-like wonder.
There is joy in it all.
Eating warm pizza on a frigid afternoon.
Staring at the twinkling snow under a black sky.
Sipping warm tea.
These are gifts.
God is in these things.
Never lose your sense of wonder.
Never lose it.