“Surrendering a precious dream is a fearful thing,
but to pursue anything but the full measure of the glory of God’s love
is a wasted life.”
~ Joshua Stephen Eddy
This is in loving memory and honor of Joshua Eddy, a godly man, a warrior in the faith, who surrendered his precious dream, and left behind a legacy & an example to follow.
” The last blog post Josh wrote on his blog was one entitled ‘To Surrender a Precious Dream’. I have read it numerous times…when I first found his blog, when I first heard the news of his drowning, when they found his body, and just a couple days ago, when I stumbled upon it again…it was by accident really, but I’m pretty sure God made it happen on purpose.
In his post, Josh wrote about how overwhelmed he was with the beauty of a sunset he witnessed on the evening he took his brother and sister-in-law’s engagement pictures. He says how much he wanted to share that moment with ‘his love’. How he wanted to ‘pull her close and enjoy this beauty with her’. But alas, she was not by his side. He did not have ‘his love’ with him. He wasn’t even sure he had met her yet. Who was this woman that would have been Josh’s girl? We will never know…because God didn’t write that in Josh’s story.
In the closing of his post, he said something that has become his, perhaps, most memorable quote. And honestly, one of my favorites of all time.
Josh has challenged me to surrender my precious dream…”
I read his post after I had heard of it from her post first…
and, as tears welled in my eyes, I prayed to God to surrender my precious dreams to Him.
A great thing to ponder this week.