I was a real Tomboy as a child and loved to explore the many footpaths that ran across our farm. The African bush was my Eden – a place to escape when I needed to be closer to my Maker. Even then I felt God’s gentle presence in my life.
In a desperate bid to escape the growing tension in the farm-house one day, I ran off into the bush. With perspiration dripping down my young face, I hastened along the mountain path towards the water-reservoir near the waterfall. I was ten-years-old at the time; young, impressionable and already searching for meaning. Who was I and what was my purpose on this planet?
It took me half an hour to reach my sanctuary – a precarious seat on the rim of the open reservoir. The valley around me echoed with life; cicada beetles, birds, and the breeze that whipped through the valley. I dropped to my haunches and dipped my feet into the icy water. Reflections of sunshine shimmered across the water.
My attention was soon drawn to the pond-skimmers – little beetles that created chaotic patterns on the waters’ surface. They buzzed around in seemingly mindless patterns; a web of incomprehensible motion.
This was the moment when I realised that God’s plan is absolutely perfect. Like the pond-skimmers, our lives appear chaotic. We run around with mindless goals and futile aspirations. On our own, our lives are limited; imperfect. Yet behind it all, God is in control. His beautiful universe is ordered and fits together perfectly. We only have to reach for His guiding-hand to be embraced into His Perfect Plan.
"For I know the plans I have for your," declares the Lord, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future." (Jeremiah 29:11)
"Dear Lord, teach me to rest in Your Perfect plan."
May our dear Lord bless you today.