Minute Meditations

God’s Plan Is Eternal

woman holding a lantern in the darkness

It is easy to imagine Mary feeling stress during her early years with Jesus in this passing world. Simeon’s prophecy about her Son during his presentation in the temple— “and you yourself a sword will pierce” (Luke 2:35)—must have articulated a fear she had already considered. Mary treasured and pondered in her heart every experience with her child, and yet she was able to allow them to slip away through her fingers and not weigh her down. She trusted God. She trusted in his goodness and his plan.

Creation continues. Moments come and go, but God’s plan is eternal. One must be in a way awakened to notice the creative process occurring in every moment. Mary is the perfect example of someone who was wide awake in a sleeping world. Once awakened ourselves, we are able to participate in his beautiful mystery with our own loose brush strokes that may seem hasty, but in retrospect, complete God’s masterpiece.

—from the book Universal Mother: A Journal for Finding Yourself in Mary
by Holly Schapker and Cecelia Dorger

Universal Mother

2 thoughts on “God’s Plan Is Eternal”

  1. Mike Reininger

    When bad things happen to good people, trusting in God comes into question. One has to ask pertaining to such instances, “Where is God?” Why do such things happen? But then there is an explanation too, since there is a devil. And God? Yeah, good question. Sorry, I don’t have all the answers.

    Someone once said that “God always wants his own to have it the hardest.” But does that answer the question of why? Not really. “Well, God has a plan,” it has been said. Ok, then I’m waiting. I stopped telling God my plans because I don’t want to hear God laughing again, but jeez, my life is getting monotonous. Is living a simple life really all that bad? When is God going to take me home? Isn’t heaven beyond one’s wildest dreams? I can’t wait. My dad would often say, “Be careful what you say, God may be listening.”

    I don’t dare play the lottery because with my luck, I may win and then I will have a new headache. I don’t want to talk about all of them gals out there right now. I’m not in the mood. What else do you want to know about me? My history? Or as Larry King from CNN would ask, “What history?”, lol. Just remember, I’m not getting any younger, but hope does spring eternal.

    So, who we are is more important than anything we may happen to accomplish. In other words, holiness matters. As for getting my autograph, I say, step back! Third degree did you say? There’s a reason I look at the Saint of Day daily. How days are there in a year? How many slots are open? I’ll take that one.

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