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1 John 4:9: “In this was manifested the love of God toward us, because that God sent His only begotten Son into the world, that might live through Him.”
In his book, “You Can Have Joy!” Arnold Prater wrote about an Englishman named John Deckard who had an award-winning passion for roses.
One year, John grew a rose among roses to enter in the annual Garden Show. But before he got the rose, his son rushed in and exclaimed, “Daddy, look what I have for you!” And in his little hand was the prize rose.
Visitors to the Garden Show were astonished when they saw John’s entry; In the flowerpot was a photo of his son with the rose in his hands, along with an honorary blue ribbon.
Sometimes your plans may go awry, and sometimes your dreams may be crushed. But in their place, God sends His own, Jesus. And when that happens, nothing else matters but the love of His Son.
What disappointment have you experienced this week? Did you choose joy or sadness? Learn from scripture to choose joy the next time disappointment happens.