For You From The Word
“I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” (Jeremiah 29:11)
For You To Think About
In 1984, songwriter Mark Lowry was asked to create a script for a Christmas play. The result was a set of questions posed to Mary, later set to music by Buddy Greene in the popular Christmas tune, Mary, Did You Know? and today recorded by more than 30 artists:
Did you know your baby boy would someday walk on water?
Did you know your baby boy would save our sons and daughters?
Did you know your baby boy would give sight to the blind?
Did you know your baby boy would calm the storm with his hand?
Did you know your baby boy would one day rule the nations?
There is no question that Mary’s baby was incredibly unique. He is Jesus, the Son of God. But how could Mary have known, as she carried Jesus and gave birth, all that He would do?
Women and men who face an unplanned pregnancy cannot know what plans God has for that child.
Every life created by God deserves to live and carry out the destiny God has for him – one you cannot know as you carry him and give birth.
For You To Pray
Lord of life,
We cannot know the plans You have for each child. But we ask that You move in women and men to choose life so those plans can be realized.
In Jesus’ name, Amen.