Amanda is a young woman who grew up with a speech impediment performed on America’s Got Talent. She sang an original song she wrote about the hard times and that she wouldn’t go back and change anything because it made her who she is.
Her story spoke to me because as I look back over my life and all of the hard times and if I was given a chance to go back to change anything, I might be tempted, but then would it mean not having met the refugees and immigrants God has called me to teach and befriend.
I thought about Romans 8:28 as I listened to her song.
And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.
God has taken all of the hard times in my life, alcoholic father, mentally ill mother, getting sick and almost dying resulting in having to leave the school where I was studying for the ministry, and caused all of that to work for the good in my life.
So even if I was given the opportunity to go back and change anything, I do not think I would because it could mean not having met all of the refugees and immigrants Jesus has connected me with. Some have come to know Jesus through my work and ministry. Many have been helped.
Thank you for reading. God Bless.