In God’s Time
We all have hopes and dreams of what our life should be like or how we would like things in life to turn out. Much like the parents of Samson and John the Baptist, many of us have this desire to bring new life. We have this desire to be blessed with the gift of at least one child.
As parents one finds themselves wanting more for their children. From a secular standpoint “the more” to some is to seek to fulfill the desire of fake riches of success and freedom to do whatever one desires or feels like. From a godly perspective “the more” is to seek to fulfill the desire of God the Father, as His son or daughter and true freedom to do His will. For some that have been made aware of such a gift to our children, we too consecrate them to the Lord, to be set apart for the service of God.
From the beginning, Samson and John the Baptist’s parents weren’t even sure if they would even have children yet in God’s time they did. As with their story we hear of the normal everyday events and yet as their life journey unfolds, we see how it was all directed to God and His timing in answering their prayers.
So do we want this for ourselves? For our loved ones? After all, aren’t we all a gift from God created for His service.
Lori Kananen, LMC, is a lay Pastoral Associate at Holy Name Passionist Retreat Center in Houston, Texas.