My Hope Is In You, Lord…

Being a Christian fills me with the knowledge that there is always hope. That I am a small, intricate part of a world that is bigger than I can imagine, and that as small as I may be, I am an important part of that world.

My mother wrote a letter to her father before I was even born telling him that I was “God’s Special Child”. Over the years, she’s reminded me that she has always felt I was “God’s Special Child”. Boy, was that a big order, pretty big shoes to fill. And so many times in my life I’ve chuckled as I’ve prayed and said, “Ok God, any time now…I’m waiting…what’s the ‘special child’ thing going to be?”

I’ll have to admit, I’ve always hoped for the “shazaam” moment. The moment that I know…this is why I’m here. This is the “special child” reason I am here. And, well…as far as I can see, it hasn’t happened. At least not with the fireworks I’d like to see. The burning bush, the sea parting…nope, not quite that special.

But then I think that maybe, one small kindness I’ve done, one small hurt I’ve let go, one small prayer I’ve said, one small nudge I’ve followed…maybe, one of these is my “special” moment. Maybe each of us has a “special child” moment, that only God is big enough to see. That he looks over His world, His plan and he says to Himself….”she is my special child”.

I believe He says those words for each of us. That we are each precious in His sight.  My prayer for 2012 is that I listen for His “still small voice”, that I always seek Him first, that I follow Him with all of my heart, and that I share the love that He has given me.

Praying for each of you as you begin a new year, with new hope, and a new heart knowing you are “God’s Special Child”.

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About 49andcounting

Hi! I'm a mom, wife, grammy, sister, friend at that ALMOST 50 age!! (Okay, since I started this a few years ago...well, add a bit to 49andcounting!) How the heck did I get here so fast?!? I love, love, love- my girls, antiques, rural America, history, Jesus, junkin,the lake and my Big Boy...not particularly in that order. It's about time I change this profile a bit. After a year or living in our 5th wheel in beautiful Pennsylvania, My Big Boy and I are back to the Kansas Prairies. And there's just nothing like "Home Sweet Home". Hitting the Big 50 has its own unique, well...let's say...blessings :) So come along, laugh with me...cry with me...praise God with me...and let's do this 49andcounting thing, together!
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3 Responses to My Hope Is In You, Lord…

  1. Good thoughts. Thanks for sharing. And I would say that only one of God’s ‘special children’ know what you have confessed. “That I am a small, intricate part of a world that is bigger than I can imagine, and that as small as I may be, I am an important part of that world.’

  2. Oh my goodness! You ‘shazamm!’ all over the place! You underestimate yourself, Miss Special Child of God. I know too many instances where you have made a difference! In fact, I think the Wonder Woman outfit would like quite stunning on you, especially the boots!

    • Anonymous says:

      God is just full of good and perfect gifts, and He has so many creative links to letting us know how much we are loved and that we truly are His treasured, special children!! One of them is the gift of living across the street from some of God’s most special “masterpieces”!!! You have an incredibly beautiful way of expressing truth and love in your writing–I’m enjoying!! Be blessed!!!

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