Note to self

I’m re-blogging this as we watch and pray for our son-in-law who clings to life in ICU after surgery for flesh eating disease. God is working behind the scenes right now and it’s good to remember we walk by faith and not by sight, because physically things don’t look too good right now. Our job is to watch and pray, trust and obey and rest in His love.

Charis: Subject to Change

For I know the plans I have for you, declares the LORD, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope.

(Jeremiah 29:11)

I often wonder if many of the people who buy lovely posters and trinkets with this scripture verse printed on them are aware of the context. Jeremiah gives this message to a people who are in the midst of the worst possible calamity they could imagine. He writes quite clearly that they face a 70 year exile. He tells them to plant gardens, build houses and seek the welfare of the people who destroyed the Judean way of life.

God’s timetable can be so different from ours. We can be assured God is at work even we can’t see what he is up to.

One of the people who read Jeremiah’s letter was Daniel. Think of it, Daniel was in service…

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