This got me to thinking though. Thinking about our beautiful Lord, and how His ways are not our ways. Don't get me wrong. We know that He delights in delighting us! We experience it all the time. His abundant blessings continue to daily blow me away. He loves to fill us with joy and overwhelm us at His goodness.
But God is a little bigger than our very small perspective. He sees and knows that our earthly happiness is not the end goal. He sees the reality of the eternal perspective, something we fail to see, no matter how hard we try to grasp it. In His infinite love and wisdom He knows exactly what we need, to shape us, refine us and teach us, that we might truly know the unending joy of knowing Him more.
You see Susanna's beautiful little girl, her tenth child, was born with downs syndrome and a serious heart defect. Not what most in the world would consider a very loving gift from the Lord. Oh how the Lord has used Susanna though, to open my eyes. She shared a link this past week to a blog from another precious mother who had interviewed several mothers and I had to share it with you. Please take the time to read through it. It doesn't take long, and I guarantee your heart will be touched!
A Perfect Lily
If your anything like me now, wipe away your tears and consider, just consider, the goodness and greatness of our God. Our God who could easily give us anything we want. Anything that pleases us. But in light of the amazing plans He has for us, at times chooses to bless us ways we don't understand. Because He is good and we are not. And because we cannot even comprehend what a beautiful and priceless work He desires to do in our lives.
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