And you, child, will be called the prophet of the Most High; for you will go before the Lord to prepare his ways, to give knowledge of salvation to his people by the forgiveness of their sins. By the tender mercy of our God, the dawn from on high will break upon us, to give light to those who sit in darkness and in the shadow of death, to guide our feet into the way of peace.’
Reflection by Duke Yaguchi
God had plans for Jesus long before His birth. It must be amazing to live a pre-ordained life. Unfortunately, His suffering on the cross was pre-ordained as well.
But could it be that God has a pre-ordained life for each of us? What could be included in that? What does the future hold for us? Are all of our twists and turns, through thickets and panoramic views be part of a master plan for each of us? Or did some of our bypasses result from our wandering off of God's plan in search of our own?
I don't know if we can ever know for certain. When does God reveal His/Her plan for us? Is it after we have died? Is it on our death bed? Or is it sooner than we know?
We've been taught that if we ask, God shall deliver. So when do we ask? Or are we afraid the answer may include suffering for us as well?
Dear God. Help me overcome my fear of what you have in store for me and look for the light in you. In Jesus' name I pray. Amen.