No, the “asparagus lady” is not pictured here. The one I saw in a news piece is a woman living in England who calls herself the “asparamancer.” She supposedly reads the future by tossing asparagus spears on the ground. She makes 10-15 predictions every December by studying the pattern they make when tossed. As ridiculous as it sounds, sometimes she is correct! She has been right about Brexit, royal babies and the burst of the Bitcoin bubble. I guess it is not any more far-fetched than reading tea leaves!
Today’s verse assures the believer of their future without the use of tea leaves, crystal balls or asparagus. The future for the blameless and upright is not something to fear. For those who seek peace the future is something positive to anticipate with confidence. In contrast, those who are deceitful and have lots to hide may very well be nervous about what may come. But for the individual who places their trust in the One who controls the future, there is no need to even know the details!
I am not so sure that I can always be called blameless and upright. I do not always seek peace when I hold a grudge. Thankfully, because of what Christ accomplished on the cross, God looks at me through His righteousness. And although it would be nice to know some details about what is to come, I already know what is most important through His love letter to me! He has prepared for me what I cannot even imagine (I Cor. 2:9). He has promised to never leave me, now or in the future.
Thank you Lord, that my tomorrows are all in Your loving hands!