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Deuteronomy 34:4 The LORD said to [Moses], “This is the land of which I swore to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob, saying, ‘I will give it to your descendants’; I have let you see it with your eyes, but you shall not cross over there.”
Sometimes, though, the unexpected happens, and the project is transformed beyond our wildest dreams. The watercolor captures the glint of light on the mountains, the business becomes a philanthropic blessing to the community—it is so much better than we ever could have planned. Often, however, like Moses, we need to face the inevitable. We lay hands on the clay, but someone else will shape it; we teach students a lesson, but they will need to carry it out.
May God give us the grace to plan abundantly, the courage to persevere, and the generosity of heart to allow someone else to bring our plans to fruition.