I took Jacob down to the bay a few days ago
and it was as he tip toed into the water
and began to play
And it occurred to me how his presence there and then in that moment
on that bay
was affecting change in the water.
There were ripples.
And how his presence here
he in our lives
and us in his
is affecting change and causing ripples that will last into eternity.
It starts with Jacob sure
but it begins to get farther and farther from him
his impact growing more and more and ever more.
And on and on and ever on it will flow.
I don’t often see it.
The ripple that is.
I see the boy.
I see the homework.
I see the baseball games.
I see the goodnight stories.
I see the dirty socks he can’t manage to get into the hamper.
I see his smile.
But though I don’t give it much notice
or pay it much daily attention
the ripple is indeed there.
And it’s growing
and it’s beautiful
and it annoys the ever loving snot out of the enemy
because what he meant for evil
HE intended for good.
Jacob’s ripple does not stop at orphan.
His future is forever changed
his ripple headed in a different direction now
and sitting right behind him that day was me
someone he calls mom
and ever thankful for
You intended to harm me, but God intended it for good to accomplish what is now being done, the saving of many lives. Genesis 50:20