I have an interesting coffee date with a lovely friend who I went to school with. In between her failed attempts to play match-maker we gossiped, laughed and remembered the times when the most important thing was passing maths B or the next episode of the OC. Things have changed since school and although I hate to say this, I miss days gone by. That innocent time before we grew up and realised how our actions carried consequences that appear in the form of baggage.
That lovely time when notes carried words like "Do you like me?...Tick Yes. No. Maybe" rather than weird text messages. I miss the time where boys and girls could simply be friends and the words of rejection from someone who I wasn't even romantically interested in didn't sting so hard.
"So be truly glad. There is wonderful joy ahead, even though
you have to endure many trials for a little while. These trials will show that
your faith is genuine. It is being tested as fire tests and purifies gold…" (I
Peter 1:6-7, NLT).
God is good. He is faithful. His love endures forever, nothing else matters.