Friday, June 27, 2008

What a difference a day makes...

The owners of a restaurant in our small town never dreamed when they started the day that, before noon, their place of business would have a new added feature -- drive through?? Miraculously there were no injuries! At least two days of business were lost before the insurance company would allow them to close the hole and operate from of the other half of the building. A wedding rehearsal dinner was schedule for tonight in this newly renovated room. Many people had their plans shattered on this day; the owners lost business, employees took unscheduled vacations, the driver of the car suffered loss and shock, the insurance company inherited one more claim to pay, and ... the poor bride (this just happened to be the third caterer she had hired).

We start each day with our strategies intact. One event can change the course of our lives in an instant. Emmie's family can attest to this as well as the owners of the above restaurant. As a child of God, we can be assured that nothing will touch our lives that has not gone through Him first. Jeremiah 29:11 reminds us that He wants what is good for us.

If your day is spinning out of control, stop for a moment and give it to God. He can take your pandemonium, turn it around and bring His order and peace that goes beyond your understanding. He's done it for me and He will do it for you!

Life at the parsonage ... following His plan.


annie's eyes said...

You are so right, Sherry. We never know when circumstances are going to reel out of control, but we can know our one unchanging, stable God is in control. I long for that type of dependence on Him that is circumstance-independent. Love, Annette

Sherry said...

Amen, Annette!

Shonda said...

I needed this word today. Thanks.
Blessings in Christ--