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.