It is not the care of today, but the care of tomorrow that weighs a man down. For the need of today we have corresponding strength given. For the morrow we are told to trust. It is not ours yet. ~ George MacDonald
At my son’s 1 month well baby check, the pediatrician became alarmed. After a long exam, she determined that Dan was blind. His pupils didn’t dilate or follow the pen light she shined in his eyes. He was such a sweet, happy baby. I had absolutely no idea. Fearing that he had a brain tumor, she was able to get him an appointment the next day with one of the top pediatric ophthalmologists in the country. We began weekly trips to the University of Iowa where they found that there was no tumor, but that Dan did have ocular albinism and congenital nystagmus.
When he was 3 months old, just after a session with a specialist from the School for the Blind, a friend called to check on me. I was feeling particularly overwhelmed as I began listing all the things I was afraid Dan might never get to do, all the experiences he might not have. I told her I felt desperately inadequate to give my sweet son all that he might need.
My friend said something I’ve never forgotten: Debbie, God has promised us grace for the moment, not for the what ifs. She was right. George MacDonald was right. His grace is sufficient for everything we face today. Not for all the imagined possibilities down the road – not even for tomorrow.
When I wake up tomorrow, I will find abundant grace for each moment Like the manna for the Israelites, it can’t be stockpiled but it’s always supplied as I need it.
My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made strong in your weakness. Boasting in my weakness, and reveling in His grace, I wish you joy and grace and peace.
Once again, this job has ended and I’m temporarily unemployed. We pull out in a few hours. I don’t know when another job will be provided. I may not have any internet access for a while. I’m learning to live in the joy and grace of each moment. 😀 I’ll keep in touch when I can.