Today's Quote is:
“I know what I’m doing. I have it all planned out -plans to take care of you . . .” Jeremiah 29:11 (The Message)
We see the smoking gun; hear the footsteps running away...then we as the TV viewers are led on a merry chase through the rest of the story to find out the elusive answer to the most pressing question - Who done it?
A well crafted mystery story has twists and turns, drama and excitement, but in the end all the loose ends are tied back together and there is a feeling of satisfaction that all has ended well. The end may not be what the we expect, but all the questions have been resolved, the murderer has been identified and caught and life moves on again.
The ending of this story doesn't just happen, though. It takes careful planning. There are clues which point to the guilty person - subtle clues which are given to us right in the beginning and then throughout the rest of the story but at times they seem so insignificant we may over look them. When we reach the end, we realize the answer was there from the beginning. How could we have missed it? Yet we did miss those clues.
I often think God has a bend toward the mystery genre as He writes the stories of our lives. He has a master plot plan all mapped out and asks us to trust Him to make it all come together in the end. Just like in the mystery story, He brings things together piece by piece, event by event, never showing us the whole scene at once. But when we look back on an answered prayer or life event, we can see His fingerprints all over it from the small "coincidences" to the major miracles He does.
The older I get, the more amazed I am as I look back to see the things God has done in my life. He really did have a plan which included the people he brought across my path, my education, the events of my life - all of it! At the time when I went through things, I didn't always understand. I couldn't always put the pieces together, but later as I looked back, it all made Perfect sense.
And He's not done yet! He's still building on my life experiences and relationships so I can experience the abundant life He has for me as His child.
Lord Help me to trust your mysterious and wonderful plan for my life!
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