I first laid eyes on my niece, Hannah 18 years and 2 days ago, the day she was born. When I first saw her, she was a roly-poly 10 pound bundle of joy. She didn’t seem to be too happy. A nurse was trying to do whatever it is nurses have to do to newborns, and Hannah wasn’t liking it. Her life has been much better since then.
She just graduated from high school this morning. She sure has come a long way since that first day in the hospital. Still, 18 years and 2 days can go by pretty quickly! Now she’s all grown up and ready for the next phase of her life.
We all hope and pray for the best for the young people in our lives. And let’s keep remembering that Jesus knows what it’s like to have to grow up. Luke 2:52 says this about Jesus when he was a boy–“And Jesus grew in wisdom and stature, and in favor with God and men.”
May Hannah, and the rest of us, continue to do the same!