Happy New Years, friends! I don't normally write these types of blog post, but God has been pressing my heart about a specific topic and I wanted to share about it this week,
Over the last few months, I've been writing up a storm and having a blast on my first historic fiction book, which is loosely based on my grandfather's early years. I've shared before how my grandfather was dropped off at a police station Christmas Eve, 1923, and never saw his mother again. The circumstances surrounding his early years have been a mystery, and we're told they just might involve a former president. I've been filling in my own details and crafting a story, which probably has another 9 months of work before you'll hear more about it!
Anyway, as I've been diving into this story, God has been stressing how important one life is. My g. grandmother died young, leaving her child in the care of a cruel world. It's a heartbreaking scenario, and many people these days would say, "Hey, she should have had an abortion!" She was in no position to have a baby and care for him, but she did. And the results,
My grandfather had 6 children.
Those 6 children have combined 15 children.
And at the current time, there's 14 great grandchildren- including my kids, a number which will continue to grow over the next years...
and even one great-great grandchild.
That one life my great grandmother gave birth to developed a lasting legacy that carried into the next century and beyond.
The message for 2020: God's releasing vision to sustain long-term and generational assignments.
Tragedy and brokenness can give birth to life and beauty. We see our world in part, but God sees in full. God knows the beginning from the end, and He's not afraid of our minuscule [or big] mistakes because they can't mess up His plan. It might not always look the way we'd thought, or match up to our earthly plan, and it might be downright painful, but God has it worked out.
One day, your great great grandchildren just might want to thank you for your part that you played in the story!
Here's to a blessed year, friends!
is a writer & tired homeschooling mom of five.