“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”
Jeremiah 29:11 NIV
According to a November 2021 survey of Canadians, genomics and other breakthrough health care technologies will reduce mortality, improve quality of life and increase life expectancy within the next two decades. Centennial birthdays will become commonplace as genomic medicine makes it possible to detect, prevent and treat diseases before they happen. Regenerative medicine will revolutionize organ transplantation, while wearable devices such as implanted microchips and brain-computer interfaces will become ubiquitous. Canada will need to fund our medical system to implement these innovations sustainably.
When we are interviewing potential new team members here at Bible League Canada, we often ask them where they see themselves being in five or ten years. It is always interesting to hear about their dreams and hopes for the years ahead, particularly if they are young and just starting out in their careers. Some have thought about this already and can give a clearly defined path forward. Others, not so much. One thing we know for sure, God has a plan for our lives, and if we have surrendered our lives to Jesus, we have the assurance that God will work out His plan. One of the verses that we love is Jeremiah 29:11: “‘For I know the plans I have for you,’ declares the Lord, ‘plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.’” God has a plan for your life! How about that. We are not just floating through life, being carried along by things over which we have no control. God is walking with you, putting everything in place to prosper you and not harm you. That doesn’t mean it will always be easy, but it will always be the best.
These have been words from the heart.