Once Upon A Prayer

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Fast Forward

Have you ever felt like someone hit the fast-forward button in your life?  That happened to us yesterday.  I was at the White House with the girls when I missed a call from Emily. The voicemail said, “Hey – I think we have to leave for China May 3rd.  Can you make that work on your end?” Wow - that’s 3 weeks away.  This is CRAZY!  I thought we didn’t have enough time to prepare already.  And that was with us leaving at the end of May.  Ready or not, I guess, here we come!

God must be up to something – because this in not how we would have planned it!  We have spent months (and when I say “we”, I mean Emily) making sure that every “t” was crossed and every “i” was dotted.  We knew how much time we needed for every step along the way. Or so we thought!  I am reminded again of the words God spoke through his prophet Isaiah.  For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways,” declares the LORD. “As the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts” (Isaiah 55:8-9).  

 I actually feel better knowing things aren’t going according to OUR plans!

Peace and Goodwill,