Last Thursday I asked you what your dreams and visions were, and how they connected with God’s dream and vison. Have you given that any thought? I know I have. Perhaps I’ve become more reflective since I’ve had a few challenges over the past few years: divorce, loss of my dream job, health issues, distance from my school-aged children, depression.
It is easy for me to get wrapped up in my own stuff, my own dreams and visions. It’s easy to focus on what I’ve lost and how to get it back again; to feel sorry for myself.
God responds to need, but not always in the way we might want. God responded to the challenges the people of Israel faced by providing abundance. And that’s what I’ve seen God do in my life. God has responded to my challenges by giving an abundance of opportunity, an abundance of loving people who surround me with care, an abundance of a job that allows me to use my gifts in service to God and community.
I still have my dreams and visions, and I find that they’re aligning more with God’s. Now as I ponder the future, I see more than I could ever dream on my own.
Caring God, help us to see the abundant future you have prepared. Amen. — KP