The gift of life is a gift, and there is no obligation for repayment. If willing, gratitude arises and that appreciation serves as sufficient compensation. I received a precious gift twenty years ago bundled up and anointed Angelica Rae my Angel Girl. My gratitude overflows with all that God has given me through knowing, raising and loving this cherished gift, and I give thanks to my Lord for His generosity.
God’s timing and purpose is not for me to know, so when this precious gift returned to the heavens fourteen years into her young journey, I was submerged in grief. When the sting of my anguish found its resting place, I looked to God for comfort and understanding. It is difficult to explain the depth of my confusion, but I had to come to the absolute knowing that she was gone from her earthly walk and was not to return.
It would be too easy for me to throw blame at God for things I know nothing about. In truth, He knows my suffering beyond my full imagination. God tested Abraham through the offering of His son Isaac and recognized his devotion and loyalty to Him. Greater than this, the offering of His own Son Jesus shouts to the love that God reserves for us all. It is through this that I must realize that God knows the affliction and pain of my human experience.
…“Naked I came from my mother’s womb, And naked shall I return there. The Lord gave, and the Lord has taken away; Blessed be the name of the Lord.” (Job 1:21)
God knows all that I am, and has afforded me all that I have. He has allowed my walk to take shape in the direction I have set and waits patiently for me to recognize His will and to continually merge back onto the path that he has paved for my good. The gift of my Angel Girl was His to give and it was His allowance that permitted her to depart this earth when she did. I will not understand this fully until it is my time, but I accept that God understands and will continue to expose the blessings birthed from the precious gift He gave to me twenty years ago.
It is with this I bid Happy Birthday to my Angel Girl!
May God Bless You and Give You Grace!