Wednesday, 21 September 2011
Jer 29 v 11
'"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."'
Jeremiah 29 v 11, The Bible.
Talking to a friend yesterday we were discussing how uncertain the future is...'who knows where we will be in 5 years time', was one remark. She thought perhaps she should get her tarot cards read which reminded me of a saying I was told when I was younger, 'why look to the stars when you can look to the one who made the stars!'.
My friend Laura is starting uni soon. She is uncertain of how she will feel leaving her family behind to embark on a world unknown. I wanted to make her a gift to take with her and decided on a cushion with the reference to the Bible verse, Jer 29 v 11.
This verse reminds us that although we do not know what the future holds, if we believe that God is in control of the universe and our lives then we can trust his promises to protect us and give us hope in the months and years to come.