As I was watching Anne and Tim’s delightful engagement video (above) last week, I was struck with the reality that just like Tim knew and remembered Anne’s seemingly audacious list of requirements and also went to great lengths to make them a reality – so does my Father in heaven. And to a far greater extent, even.
He knows every list I’ve made. Every prayer. Each and every silly “What if…”. The deepest desires. The biggest wants. He knows the “yellow balloons” we all have. He even saw me the day I wrote in my journal that I wanted a future husband “who wears cool jewelry”. (True story. Unfortunately. But c’mon it was the 90′s…hemp necklaces were the thing.) And I think he smiled. Knowing I’d think it was silly later. But seriously, he’s read every word I’ve ever written or wanted to. He knows me. He remembers all of this stuff. And even better, he knows how it all goes together and what will make me delight in Him.
So if a guy in the midwest can pull off such an epic proposal to the gal he loves….why doubt the Creator of the Universe isn’t right now plotting and scheming lovely surprises and gifts – uniquely crafted for me…and you? And the good news is that He has already sent his Son Jesus to live the life I couldn’t and die a death I totally deserve. And then he rose to life, conquering death, so I can live in freedom and forgiveness and be with Him.
So, my friends, the marching band has already arrived. The fireworks are going off as we speak.
Lord, help us to trust you.