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Instagram photo by kjulian328And just like that. I am 29. Growing up is a tough thing for me to come to terms with. I wrestle with Peter Pan Syndrome. You may not meet someone more nostalgic than I am. My memory is a blessing and also super annoying, because I remember every significant date and moment. I am so fond of past memories, and I long to repeat the best days or see them again. However…yesterday on my 29th birthday…Emma and I were driving to the movie theater and we saw this incredible rainbow crossing the Powhite Parkway Bridge. It reminded me that God is present with me now right where I am, and He’s on the move doing big things. Important things. Significant things. Things He’s placed in front of me that He doesn’t want me to miss by always looking behind me. It’s almost as if dwelling on the past all the time can be a slap in the face to the One who creates each new day and says “I can’t wait for you to see what I’ve got for you TODAY. Be here with Me now. You thought your earlier days were good…but you haven’t seen anything yet. Trust Me.” This rainbow reminded me that God’s promise to Noah long ago is still in effect. God said in Genesis 9:16, “Whenever the rainbow appears in the clouds, I will see it and remember the everlasting covenant between God and all living creatures of every kind on the earth.” God is not some distant being. He is right here. He is good, faithful, and true, and I’m thankful He allowed me to see this yesterday. I am thankful for the past 29 years, but I'm also looking forward to the next few, too. 📸: @em.julian

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