“Your heavenly Father knows.”
A visitor at a school for the deaf asked the students to answer the question “Why has God made you deaf?”
Naturally the question shocked the children. It was like a cruel slap in the face. And they sat paralyzed, pondering the dreadful word “Why?”
Then a little girl arose, and with her lip trembling and her eyes swimming with tears, she walked straight to the board, picked up the chalk, and wrote with a steady hand these precious words: “Father, for this was your good pleasure” (Matthew 11:26).
Wow! What a reply!
It reaches up and claims an eternal truth upon which the most mature believer, and even the youngest child of God, may securely rest – the truth that God is your Father. And that like all loving Father’s He will never bring ill or allow evil to invade His children.
How about us…can we state that truth with full assurance and faith?
I still believe that a day of understanding will come for each of us. When we will understand that the tragedies that darkened and dampened our lives yesterday and continue to do so today, have their proper place in God’s great plan. A plan so overwhelming, magnificent, and joyful, that we will laugh with wonder and delight.
Today let us pray that no matter what we have been through, we will remember that our Father in heaven took us through it in order to fulfill and bring us into the magnificent plan that He has drawn for our lives.
May He fill us with the assurance that nothing is unfortunate and nothing is a tragedy. But rather they are birthing pains of the great pleasure and joy that God has in store for us. Amen.