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I don’t buy the old adage that “hindsight is 20/20”. Would I really have behaved differently in my younger years if I knew who I’d be right now? What about those buckets of tears I cried over that guy in high school who, in hindsight, wasn’t a great choice from the beginning? Examples abound from mistakes to successes, but if I knew then what I know now, I would have missed so much!

I can’t quit thinking about the opening lyrics to Josh Baldwin’s song “Evidence”.

“All throughout my history Your faithfulness has walked beside me The winter storms made way for spring In every season, from where I'm standing I see the evidence of Your goodness All over my life, all over my life I see Your promises in fulfillment All over my life, all over my life…..”

I would have missed:

The pleasure He took in seeing my 6 or 7 year old self kneel at our Nativity scene and thank Him for sending Jesus. I still feel that pleasure from Him.

The protection during my college years, hearing Him tell me to “hold on”, He was with me.

The comfort as I walked through a tunnel of depression. When it was hard to know what to pray, He took my hand and sat with me.

The trust I have that as I continue to grieve a lost relationship, He sees me and holds me tenderly.

The hope I have for healing and restoration on so many levels.

Psalm 23:13 reminds me: “I will see the goodness of the LORD in the land of the living. Wait for the LORD; be strong and take heart and wait for the LORD.”

-Lee Ann

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