Ryan’s Miracle Watch 1/26/16

Watched a movie the other night entitled “The Almanac”; a movie about some kids who have a time machine that allows them to travel back in time…etc. Similar to “Back to the Future”, the kids can change their fortunes and experience things they’d missed, blah blah blah. It got me thinking, If I had a time machine, would I go back in time to change something to create a different outcome? This is a question that has kept me up (tossing and turning) for the past couple of nights, and will probably continue to do so for many many more. First thing that comes to mind is, would I save Ryan from the incident that caused his injury? As any parent who wants so much for his/her child to be healthy, you would think my answer would be a resounding “YES!” But, I’m still wrestling with the truth that God’s plans are His plans, and I don’t have the right to change them, even if it means Ryan would be healthy and I would be happier. After all, if Ryan didn’t get injured, then those lives his story has touched and changed for the better would not have happened. There are many who have received God’s gift of Jesus, reconciled with Him, with their spouses, family and friends. Many have found their calling; their purpose…and many of us are simply more grateful for each and every breath we are allowed to breathe.

I continue to think about traveling back in time. How far back should I go? The furthest back I can think of is to the time of Adam and Eve in the garden; to prevent them from eating the fruit of the Tree of Knowledge…of Good and Evil. But even then, that wouldn’t necessarily change anything, because someone else would just come along later and do the same thing. Free will and Satan are a deadly combination…

There is much more to it than the few words I’ve written here, but I won’t bore you with all the details. Perhaps someday in a book…

In the end, I just need to let go and let God. His ways are far better than mine, even if sometimes they don’t seem or feel like it.

I sure hope a time travel machine is never invented in my lifetime…


2 thoughts on “Ryan’s Miracle Watch 1/26/16

  1. I like the tapestry analogy — how God is weaving a tapestry of our lives and we can see only the back side of it, the side with the knots and threads going every which way. But God sees the front side with the beautiful design He is weaving. One day we will see that, too, but for now we must be content with the back side, knowing He is creating something wonderful.


    • Thank you for sharing. I love that analogy. But I’ve also seen pieces of the front side, and know you have as well. The pieces I’ve seen are quite spectacular, and I can’t wait to see the entire piece when it’s complete.


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