The Grandest Adventure
The Grandest Adventure
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.
Jeremiah 1:5 (MSG)
Heavenly Father, You have created each one of us with a holy plan. You have known us before our first earthly breath. Help us to surrender our ideas and disappointments and heartache to You for the glory of Your Almighty plan. What a loving Father You are to give us the extraordinary instead of the ordinary. You give more than we could ever think to ask. Open my eyes and my heart to the miracles and wonders you have prepared for us. In the precious name of Jesus Christ I pray. Amen.
What I never imagined is that my grandson Noah would come into this world physically perfect, but unable to process the world like most of his peers. I was not prepared for his autism diagnosis or the grief that came with it. I was not ready for a child so different than the one I had pictured in my mind.
Jeremiah 1:5 tells us that before we are even born God knows us and has holy plans for us. This means that God knew exactly who Noah was going to be, just how He knows who every one of us is going to be. Noah’s diagnosis was no exemption to God’s holy plan – it was a crucial part of it.
When my fears of the unknown regarding Noah’s future strangle me, I cling to the words “holy plan.” As great as my plans for Noah were, they could never be as great as the plans God has for him. What a promise!
And for all that I didn’t know in the months before Noah was born, there is one thing I was right about. Being a grandmother to that boy is indeed my grandest adventure.
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