His plans are not ours

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. Jeremiah 29:11

I am going to interrupt our study of Ephesians today. I took a vacation day Monday and spent it walking the course at Walden on Lake Houston Country Club taking photos of over 100 golfers all there for a very special little boy, Christian Smith. Our oldest daughter put on a charity golf tournament to help raise money for Christian’s treatment. Christian suffers from transverse mylelitis. This is an autoimmune disease that affect the spinal cord and in Christian’s case it has left this beautiful one year old unable to use his legs.

A tragedy, of course. This illness has taken a toll of Christian’s mom and dad and all those friends around them. Yet as I lay in bed Monday night tired from the day’s activity Jeremiah 29:11 kept going through my mind. You see God has a plan for Christian. It may be to heal him completely or it may not, but God still has a plan for Christian. I got to glimpse just a part of the plan Monday as people came out to support Christian and his family. I saw men brought to tears as Danielle, Christian’s mom thanked everyone for turning out in support or watching Jack, Christians dad hole the little boy during the awards program. I saw people pay ten times what an autographed ball was worth, not to own the ball but to help out in some small way a young boy and his parents.

God is using Christian to bring a small church in Crosby closer together. He is using Christian to bring friend and family closer together. And He is using Christian to inspire me to write this today. To dwell on His word and see that even when we don’t understand why God allows things to happen that He is in control. That He has had this moment planned out before the universe was created. He has a plan for Christian. He has a plan for me and He has a plan for you. A plan for hope and a future.

Have a blessed day,

David

To follow Christian’s story go to www.prayforchristiandaniel.blogspot.com

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About dwwork

The name of this blog is taken from 1 Peter 3:13 - “always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect, keeping a clear conscience. This verse became special to me over ten years ago when I was asked to teach an adult Sunday school class on Christian apologetics. This interest grew over the years to the point that I took some graduate level classes in apologetics. I think the best way to be prepared to give and answer to everyone who asks is to know scripture. It is my hope that through these short devotionals the reader will become more familiar with each verse. I have tried when possible to make them personal hoping in some small way to show that God’s word written over two thousand years ago is still relevant today. In the writing of these short devotionals I have been able to better understand how God’s word impacts my life. It is my hope that you too will come closer to our Lord Jesus and develop a closer relationship with Him. Finally, if the reader finds anything in conflict with scripture please let me know. God’s word is the final authority always overrules anything I might write. David
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