Friday, April 19 2024 - 10:50 AM
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Plans and Detours

Dear God: It is frustrating to have plans change! Our daughter just called, and her incoming flight is two hours late and being routed to an airport much farther away. It seems like life is one endless round of trudging through strange concourses, orange cones on a rain-slicked highway, flight monitors silently screaming their bad news, and efficient four-year college dreams that end up taking 11 or 12 semesters.

I find it hard to accept that your control of human events is ultimately more than moment-by-moment, that even your children will have schedules go awry and plans go up in smoke. And I’m sure I have just a scant comprehension of how many times one of your permitted red lights saved me some real grief.

But there’s the Bible story of Joseph—helping me to praise You for the reality that all things work together for good to those who love the Lord. And all of life’s detours still inevitably lead to your heavenly kingdom.

Now I’ve got to jump in the car and clear out to LAX instead of Ontario. Sigh.

In Jesus’ name, Amen!

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David B. Smith writes from Southern California.

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David B. Smith

writes from Southern California.

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