One of the things I like most about Matthew’s Gospel is how many times things are fulfilled in prophecy. So many times, Jesus will do something, or something will be said, or something will happen, and Matthew says, this was done to fulfill the prophet.
For instance, look at today’s text, Matthew 12: 15-18:
Jesus, aware of this, withdrew from there. And many followed him, and he healed them all and ordered them not to make him known. This was to fulfill what was spoken by the prophet Isaiah: “Behold, my servant whom I have chosen, my beloved with whom my soul is well pleased, I will put my Spirit upon him, and he will proclaim justice to the Gentiles.
Why do I like this so much? Why does this give me a sense of hope and peace? Because God’s got a plan. God knows what He is doing.
We have choice, we have decisions to make, we have things that we have to do, but God has a plan. God has a plan for us, for our lives, for our families, for all that is going on. You are not just floating randomly through life. This is not happenstance. This is not all just random noise.
God has a plan. He knows what He is doing.
And you can trust in that, today. Trust. God knows what He is up to, God know what He is doing. And God will accomplish that plan in your life and through your life. Be obedient to His calling and His leading today. Follow.
And let that leading guide you. Follow Him. Even when you don’t understand. God has a plan. You can trust.
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