As my students were trying to match math terms with their correct definitions, they were often stumped thinking that there was no answer to the definition they were holding.
Once we talked through the question, though, and they did some more searching, you could see the excitement on their faces as they suddenly discovered a card on the table that “FIT” what they were looking for!
Don’t you love those moments in life when everything falls together and makes sense??? I sure do.
However, on this planet the reality is that many times we will be left with hanging questions that more than likely won’t be answered this side of Heaven.
That’s where faith comes in!
I love Hebrews 11. I love realizing that every single person who was commended for their faith did NOT receive what they were promised until they reached Heaven. After praising Abraham, Moses, Isaac, Jacob, Joseph, Rahab, and many others, listen to what the Bible says in Hebrews 11:39 – 40.
These were all commended for their faith, yet none of them received what had been promised. God had planned something better for us so that only together with us would they be made perfect.
It strengthens me to know that even in the amazing lives of these men and women, “God had planned something better.”
Today, as I got up at 5 a.m. so I could leave for school a littler earlier to work on lesson plans for next week, because our school is being observed by another county on Monday – the day immediately following the weekend of Erich’s wedding (AAAA!!!!!!!), I felt a little overwhelmed.
But as I went through my morning and whispered some verses that I have clung to for so very long, I realized this:
God has planned something better……..
Maybe not today.
Maybe not next week.
Maybe not even in my life time.
But He has planned something better!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I love the thought that Abraham and Moses’ faith becomes perfect when it comes together with ours.
I am praying now that no matter what your day holds you will remember that
God has planned something better!!!!!!!!!!!
He is the Master of “putting it all together!”
No more hanging questions.
No more “whys.”
God will make all things clear and perfect!
Until then, I pray your faith can keep you pressing on!
I love you all,