When I first heard this phrase, my inspiration was in every way different than what is now holding my heart space.
When I first heard this phrase, I was sitting behind the report card table for parent-teacher conferences, flipping through files and looking for appropriate parental conversation pieces. I mistook the shy spirit of one of my favorite seventh grader’s for nerves and (knowing she had done well) asked her parents if they were worried.
“Of course not. I know what I’ve got,” her mother told me.
I love her sincere confidence… and remembering the little celebration that happened when I handed over the first quarter report card.
tonight, I got nervous. I got a little weepy when I found out my brother was in a serious car accident. Details were scarce and I was feeling the distance. I am completely helpless to do anything… and that frightens me a little.
So, I’m clinging to this phrase from report card night – not because I think my brother is amazing and strong and a fighter (and he is all those things) – but because “I know what I’ve got” in my always victorious Lord. When he said nothing could separate us from the love of Christ (Romans 8), I believe it reaches me just as quickly as it reaches my brother tonight.
If I know the Lord, then I know He is sovereign over even this.
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Please let me know how your brother is. I will be praying for him.
My brother is well and recovering! Thank you for your prayers!!!
So glad to hear that.
And it is nice to read someone blogging from Honduras. My church planted a church there several years ago in a rural town. I had the great privilege of spending a week there two years ago. Hope to get back in the next year or two.
May the Lord bless you.