Sunday, April 26, 2015

The Purpose Made Clear




It is one of the most heartbreaking thoughts confronting a parent when a young adult child develops a disabling mental illness:  What will her life be?  Will he ever have a family or a career?  Is this the best she can hope for?

As a Christian, we all go before the Lord repeatedly begging for healing in His own words:  Father, if it is possible, take this cup away from Him.  But your will, not my will, be done. And we can't help but wonder why.  I've often joked that, when I get to Heaven, I plan to have a Come to Jesus meeting with Jesus ASAP.

The Lord did touch my heart in prayer the other day with a question of His own:  What if your child's purpose in life is to be loved?

I needed a moment to let that soak in, but it does seem to be true.  What if the purpose is to bring out the best in others?  That's a good thing.  So I cling to that, and I promise myself that my child will never have a moment when he does not feel loved.  It is what God would have.