Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Leave the Future in God's Hands

Doug and Jenny put their hands on their young friend’s shoulders. “This has been a tough day for you Luke,” Jenny said, “and we’re so sorry about the disappointment you are facing with Traci's MS diagnosis. We will be praying for you as well as for Traci.” “Thanks, said Luke, “that means a lot to me.”

Then Doug said, “Only God knows the future, Luke. Only He knows if you and Traci are destined to spend your lives together as husband and wife. That’s something you can leave in God’s hands, because it’s in the future. In the meantime, are you still attracted to Traci, I mean, beyond the physical attraction?”

Luke paused only a moment before answering. “Of course. Traci is a special person. She’s fun, smart, happy, and we have so much in common. I admit that her appearance got my attention first. But there is a lot more to Traci than how she looks.” “It sounds like Traci means a lot to you,” Jenny added. Luke nodded. “Yes, a lot.” “Then you have nothing to lose by making Traci’s happiness, health, and spiritual growth as important to you as your own. Loving her God’s way will make the most of your relationship right now. And if, in God’s plan and timing, you and
Traci marry someday, your relationship will be based on true love, not an earthly substitute.”

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