A few years back, I played the part of a medium – though I look more like a large – make that extra large. A medium is one who says they can talk to the dead, reveal what might happen in the future and pass that information on the unsuspecting and naïve – all to make a buck.
My mom read her horoscope every day. I believe she only liked Chinese food, because of the fortune cookie she received for dessert. Whenever she visited a carnival, she wanted to have her fortune told by one of those charlatans. She didn’t plan her life according to it, but she seemed to be quite interested in what the future held.
Wouldn’t it be nice to know what lay ahead for you? I would love to see my grandchildren grow up, marry and have children. I often wonder what the future will hold for them. I’d love to get rid of my excess poundage and regain my hearing. Will I be rich? Will I find success? Will I become famous?
Some things might be nice to know, but on the other hand, if we knew everything we’d also be privy to the horrible. When will the next world war break out? Will I develop a terminal illness? How much longer will I live? Will there ever be peace? Will we ever see a return to the values our country was founded upon? The answers to those questions and may not be pleasant or what we want to hear. We may even lose sleep or become depressed over them. We could put ourselves into a state of anxiety which may lead to suicide. So is it better to know or not know what the future holds?
I believe God knows what He’s doing by withholding those facts from us. He’s all knowing for a reason. He wants to protect us from ourselves. He wants us to rely on Him for everything we have or will have in the future. He loves us so much, He even drew up the plans for our lives, in advance of our birth. His plan is always for our good. Sure there will be obstacles, but they’re there for a reason. Through our difficulties, we grow closer to God depending on Him to provide for us.
My birthday is today. To me it’s just another day in the journey God has laid out for me. I thank Him for bringing me safely through another year. I am confident that what lies ahead is in His hands and que sera, sera. Whatever will be, will be, when we trust in our Creator.
” Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the schemes of the devil. For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the cosmic powers over this present darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places.”