Fair warning. If you were not a pre-teen girl in the 80’s or 90’s, please stop reading this now. This post isn’t going to make any sense to you.

Over the years, I’ve witnessed many a fad. Among them: pencil break, scrunchies, collecting troll dolls and Gakking people at recess. (Remember Gak and Floam, you guys?)

Any girl worth her weight in jelly shoes knew how to play MASH. Such power that sheet of paper had to control our future! We spent countless hours of recess time and a portion of every sleepover playing this game.

I remember sitting in my backyard with my Lip Smackered up sister and cousin playing MASH wishing PLEASE let me get a mansion, there is NO WAY I can survive in a shack! PLEASE let me get a limo, there is no way I can function in a car with less than seating for 12. Please let me marry Zack Morris, I would DIE if I had to marry Slater or, worse, Screech.

All I have to say is, I’m thankful that MASH didn’t end up playing any part of determining the path of my life. Can you even imagine how much it would cost to cool a mansion in the Texas summer months? Also, how ridiculous would I look driving myself around in a limo? And obviously I’m glad it didn’t work out with me and Zack…can we all agree that Slater ended up being the hidden gem of that trio? 🙂

All kidding aside, I’m thankful that I serve a God who gives to each individual exactly what they need.

I’ve been waiting on God to answer some prayer requests for what feels like forever, but I needed to write this post to remind myself today that my life and yours is really a magnificent story written by the hand of God. It’s full of plot twists and turns. Some of these are not to our liking; others surprise us with delight. But until we reach the vantage point of eternity, we will not be able to see the full story. At that point, every puzzle piece will fall into place, and the meaning behind every “coincidence” will be revealed.

But even then, the story continues.

Our limited minds can’t comprehend the thought of all those endless hours in eternity, but God promises that life with Him will exceed our wildest imaginings. Your personal story, which God began on the day in which you were conceived, doesn’t end when you step into eternity. It merely starts a new chapter, more exciting than the last.

You are the lead character in a script written by the living God. Play your role faithfully.

Your eyes saw my unformed body; all the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be. (Psalm 139:16)

2 thoughts on “MASH

  1. “At that point, every puzzle piece will fall into place, and the meaning behind every “coincidence” will be revealed.” – Love that! Thanks for the post & the flashback!!

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