In Chapter 20 of my book, A Joy Filled Life, I shared a thought that Richard shared with me a few years ago:
“Even the little, seemingly insignificant things that happen to us are all part of a grander scheme God has in mind for each one of us. It’s like a game of connect the dots. You don’t see it in the beginning, but when all the dots are connected, an image is revealed – one you didn’t see when you started.”
Friends, in my 80’s I am able to see so many images come together that I never could have imagined decades ago. When I went through challenges, when it seemed like all was lost, when I thought I wasn’t making any progress at all, it turns out that all of those experiences were part of a much bigger picture. My story – your story – isn’t made up of one or two events! It’s made up of a lifetime of people and places and milestones and obstacles. Wonderfully and miraculously, these moments are all critical in weaving together the life journey we are on.
I am not done. There are more dots leading out from here that are yet to be revealed, and that simple fact is more than enough motivation for me to look forward with anticipation! I cannot wait to discover what still lies in store, and I am full of excitement to see what the rest of this glorious journey holds. A favorite quotation of mine is one that Will Rogers famously said: “One must wait until evening to see how splendid the day has been.”