”For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”
The Lord speaks to his exiled people in Babylon through Jeremiah. He hasn’t forgotten them. He hasn’t thrown them away. He knows what they are going through. He has made promises to them, and will keep those promises. It is the same for God’s creation living today. God has promised us he will be with us forever. This is, to me, the most essential understanding of God’s will.
Father God, you have promised us eternity with you. I stand on this promise. Today is my mom’s birthday, and she would be 94 years old if she were still alive. She is with you, and with my dad, in paradise. Hold them close, Lord and let them know for me how very much I love them. Amen