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Truth be told this week has been …. a challenge. No other real way to tell it. Hubby and son have been sick, and I spent two days with a horribly itchy eye. It was rather besetting. But let me not tell you of troubles, but instead of hope offered, of God seen in the midst.
For I know the plans
Long before Covid was even a blip on the horizon
He knew about how a virus could jump species
How a novel virus could cause the world to stop.
He knew. None of this surprises him.
I have for you
Life we thought could more or less continue
Hubby working, son schooling,
Mom selling bunnies and minding the house fullwell.
Yet God knew the plans he had.
He wasn’t surprised…but.. we were. 🙂
Declares the Lord
Yes, it is HE who makes the decisions
The declarer of schedules,
Thoughts and Ideals.
He knows how to rework them,
He says for our own good.
Can you believe it?
Plans to prosper you and not to harm you
Who would have thought the blessings
Illness could bring
Friends bringing groceries,
Time spent without pressure.
Time to clean, and tidy and winnow the mess.
Plans to give you hope and a future
What a blessing it is to spend time
With one’s life partner.
To have late night conversations.
Smiles…and hugs from afar.
Keep the virus from mom or we’re all sunk!
So says the Lord
Let me surprise this day
A gift you see is coming your way
A gift that reminds you of hope yet unseen.
A present so timely, you’d think it was foreseen.
Remember those plans?
Bible Verse on Hope
Jeremiah 29:11 For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.
The gift itself is not for your knowing, it was indeed a gift from the Lord, timed in a way that only he knew best. My heart continues to sing.
Come visit us a FMF, Miss Kate offered up the word prompt Hope this week.