In May of 1973, at age 19, I accepted a proposal of marriage from a 20 year old boy. We were married not quite a year later. His parents had planned to raze the old house that had stood empty on their property for over ten years, and thought perhaps to build an A-frame or bring in a trailer to be our first home. But I walked around inside the old wreck of a house, and loved the high ceilings and upstairs gables. My father examined it carefully and pronounced the foundation sound; the little house had what we would now call "good bones."
I've been cleaning out closets the past couple of weeks and have gone through several boxes of photos. I found the photo on the left and then, today I noticed a photo taken from nearly the same angle just a couple of weeks ago. The comparison was astounding. I put the two photos side by side and labeled them: “1974” on the one and “2020” on the other.
The thought came, “The Lord’s vision is always 20/20.”
When he sends us into situations that are challenging, he knows the end of the story. He always has a plan that is formed according to His perfect love for us. We can trust Him when our lives are difficult, because He’s in control. God always has a plan, and it is a good plan, and we can trust in Him.
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.
But I trust in you, Lord;
I say, “You are my God.”
My times are in your hands...