>> Thursday, October 31, 2013
The plans had been laid. Romantic music at the ready. Scented candles lit. Dinner on the table. John was ready. The big question would be asked tonight. I saw it coming. And I knew something apparently he didn’t know.
He had planned this evening on Halloween.
We sat on the couch, wine glasses in hand and it was about time for that question. There was a knock on the door.
“Who in the world could that be?”
The sweet little sound of “trick or treat” wafted my way. The look on his face was priceless.
“Is this Halloween?”
So much for plans. His fell apart 34 years ago today.
But life is just like that. We plan our career, marry our beloved, build a wonderful home and we think we are set. And then comes the knock on the door. It’s not a sweet little voice. It comes in the form of layoffs, divorces, foreclosures or death.
So much for our plans. They can fall apart.
But that’s where God comes in. Nothing surprises Him. He can handle whatever the situation. As a Christ-follower, the peace remains no matter what the knock on the door brings.
His plans never fall apart.
“But they do not know the Lord’s thoughts or understand his plan.” Micah 4:12 (NLT)