As I was mourning the loss of a dear friend this morning, I became still before the Lord and asked, Father, You don’t need to answer me because You are sovereign and I will love and serve You regardless, but why? Why wasn’t healing manifested in his body?
John 12:23-36 is what popped in my head: Jesus said to them, “The time has come for the Son of Man to receive his glory. It is a fact that a grain of wheat must fall to the ground and die before it can grow and produce much more wheat. If it never dies, it will never be more than a single seed. Whoever loves the life they have now will lose it. But whoever is willing to give up their life in this world will keep it. They will have eternal life.”
We don’t know Gods plans and purposes, but know this, each time a seed falls in the ground, it yields more.
A few weeks ago, I was questioning the Lord about another matter and I saw His hand with a seed pressed in-between His thumb and forefinger. He asked me, “What is in this seed?” I replied, “Only You know that, God.” To which He replied, “Yes, for I know the plans and purposes of a seed which you will never know, but it must first fall into the ground and die before it brings a greater yield. Trust the Master Gardner to tend His garden.”
So let me say this to you who have suffered the loss of a loved one or even the loss of your job or relationships; Jeremiah 29:11-I say this because I know the plans that I have for you.” This message is from the Lord. “I have good plans for you. I don’t plan to hurt you. I plan to give you hope and a good future.”
Father, our loss is Your gain. What we see as bad, You hold so much good in it. Help us to trust You with what we have so that You can use it for Your glory and to benefit Your Kingdom. It’s in Jesus’ name we pray knowing He was the seed You planted for us. Amen