Theme Two (An excerpt from The Cracking of Monday Egg, Digging Deeper Section.)
Think about it
The Alaska State Fair is not huge compared to other state fairs, I’ll admit it, but it still feels big. But for a three-year-old girl, staring at the legs of hundreds of people as they stream around her, it is a daunting universe of twisting paths. Have you ever been lost? Do you remember being scared? You didn’t know what to do, where to go.
Thankfully, she is not alone. Her hand is tucked into the large hand of her daddy. She doesn’t worry about all the shops, trails, people, and animals. Why? Her daddy has a map and a plan. He guides her to the 1,469 pound pumpkin that is taller than she is. As she reaches over the ‘do not touch’ sign and touches the smooth, orange surface she giggles and says, “Daddy, it’s amazing!”
The Maker is our heavenly father. He has a map and a plan!
Jeremiah 29:11 For 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. (NIV)
In Chapter 10 the Maker spoke these words of compassion to Monday, “I know you don’t understand. The second making is about the plan. I have a plan that will slowly make you into something very exciting. It is so good, so amazing that I am excited for you to get there. And… without pain…you can’t get there.” Later the Maker reminded the confused egg, “The plan is good, Monday. The plan is good.” Think about a time when you wondered where your life was going.
- Where did you look for answers?
- How does it make you feel to know God has a plan for your life?
- How can we know God’s plan is good?
- What will you do if God’s plan for your life leads in a direction you did not expect to go?