The Decision Belongs to Another

I am sitting on the veranda of Casa Bendariz in northern Spain.

The owner is sitting with us. I ask if this hotel has been in the family for a long time. The question prompts this story told through an interpreter.

This hotel was built in the 1500’s. It has been in the same family for 700 years. The practice is for the property to get passed on to the oldest son.

The circumstances now are different, however. The current owner has three daughters, but no sons. The grandfather, who is the decision maker, has decided that the oldest daughter can inherit this property. But, the story continues, this daughter does not want it. She is about 10 years old and she wants to be a dress designer.

The grandfather will now have to decide if the second oldest daughter will get the property. The grandfather decides!

This story is told with no stress. They only peacefully acknowledge to each other that the grandfather is the one who will decide.

May I so rest in the decisions God has designed for Himself.

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