He said, “When I get better I’m going to run and lift weights with you.” Then he paused for a second and said, “I might have to start off running and walking at first, but I’m going to do it.”
I started thinking more about this and visualizing it in my head more over the next few days. It is truly a miraculous picture. I can’t help but smile until my cheeks hurt when I see John running.
I have not known John since he was healthy enough to run. I actually haven’t known John long enough to see him do a lot of things. But as I think about our future, I think about all the things I want to see him do and all the things I want to do with him.
I want John and I to walk around the block, plant gardens in our yard, go camping, hike in the mountains, dance together, travel to new places, eat in fun restaurants, go to amusement parks, play ball in the backyard with our children, cook together, swim in the ocean, sight see in North Carolina, tailgate with friends, watch the Bulldogs play live in Sanford Stadium, learn to play a sport together, and of course run.
From my perspective now these are pretty big endeavors. As I continued to think about this, I found myself asking if I really should be asking God for all of these things. Maybe I need to just focus on right now and keep my prayers to helping John feel better and get a healthy heart soon.
But my very next thought was how much bigger God is than that. God created the Universe, sent plagues to Egypt, parted the Red Sea, made the blind to see, raised Lazarus from the dead, fed thousands, healed the sick, walked on water, resurrected His Son for our salvation, and so on and so on.
So should I just be asking for our immediate needs? No, because God is bigger than that. God can handle and answer ALL of my prayers if it is His will. It is not whether He can or not. It is whether it is a part of His perfect, and ultimate plan.
So I am asking BIG, and waiting for God to answer big as if He already has.