So many things seem definite. A diagnosis of cancer defined as death. A diagnosis of mental retardation defined as manual laborer. A diagnosis of mental illness defined as crazy. A diagnosis of laziness defined as failure.
We use a diagnosis (reason finding, meaning giving, words) to teach our brains the means of expectation. Somehow a define-it outcome is supposed to bring peace. More often it settles heartache. And so we must choose more. To move from what is definite to what is infinite. From what is now…now to Him…
“Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us” Ephesians 3:20
A definite life is one structured by physical boundaries. Science at its best, however, has nothing on the greatness of our God. Even the vast expanse of an earthly mind made whole in Him cannot fathom His capabilities.
In-finite. Vast. Expansive. Yet alive in the finite, minute, details of a cell that needs mending or a heart that needs bending.
Infinite power…His power …at work in us reaches far beyond a definition or a diagnosis. Even the most brilliant human mind cannot account for the infinite possibilities of His love.
And so we have this choice of the now…of what we see…of what a definition holds….or of giving the now to Him…trusting in the greater…the things we hope for yet cannot see…where all is grace.
And so now to Him I give my worries. My prayers. My thoughts. My definitions and diagnosis…those that apply to myself and to others. Now to Him they belong and in His power they rest. What a gift…a blessing…a praise.
And now to you…sweet sister…what will you give to Him…