Saturday, March 5, 2011

There's a Plan

Forty-nine years ago there was a brand new hospital opening in Woodland Hills, California. A woman in labour arrived at the hospital while grand-opening celebrations were underway. She was young and healthy and had already delivered three babies. No one noticed until it was too late that the baby was very large and breach and the mother was slipping away. A priest was called to administer Last Rites.

Yet, that is not the end of the story. We don't know what happened next, but we do know that God had a plan and that Brian and his mom are alive and well and living purpose-filled lives. I've been blessed with a wonderful husband, my kids with a wonderful father, and innumerable people have been enriched by his friendship. There's no counting the effect of all that he's designed, created, built and sung about. There was a plan.

God had a plan. His plan trumps everything else. Every time.

Do you know that you're here by Divine Appointment?? Your existence is no accident. The very moment of your conception was a miracle of perfect timing and a creative miracle--two cells joining to become one new life. You. Not an accident, but evidence of a holy plan. God said, "Let there be life!"

He wants you to know that your life is a gift and that there's a design and purpose for you. There's a plan that's unique to you, evidenced by the giftings He has placed within you, and there's plan for all of His children. We were all created to spread this message of hope to the weary and hopeless. Everyone that you come into contact with today needs to be reminded that they're loved and that there's hope and a purpose for their lives.

Listen for the whispers of His unique plan for you. Shout of His love to everyone you meet.

Before I shaped you in the womb,
I knew all about you.
Before you saw the light of day,
I had holy plans for you:
A prophet to the nations--
that's what I had in mind for you.
Jeremiah 1:5

1 comment:

  1. I read Jeremiah 1:5 just days before we lost our little one--- before getting a chance to be born. But God let me know ahead of time that "before my baby even saw the light of day, He has plans for him/her.

    I often wonder whether my baby is a little boy or little girl. For now, I call the baby I never met, "Jordan". The Jordan River in Bible times was the scene of many miracles... and my baby is a Miracle waiting for me in Heaven. And besides, my other children have names beginning with "J"!