~ Day 24 ~
Life on earth is limited to the rising of the sun and the setting of the same. Today, this 24-hour allotment ran shy of what my to-do list required of me.
In the midst of reshuffling plans to fit the constraints of time – my good plans were intercepted by the best of opportunities.
When our daughter, Priscilla shared the video of her wedding, I sat mesmerized by the memory of a dream come true. A video rose to the top of my unwritten agenda. This divine intervention was followed by an opportunity to hear our adult son tell of God’s greatness in his life; followed by watching a son teach his peers and another serve those younger than himself and another give a presentation with composure as the computer failed to display his carefully orchestrated visuals. I followed this trail of crumbs down a path that veered from my original map. Tonight, I watched our 13 year-old give a speech he dreaded and press through his fears – he left the room with a smile. A text from another daughter and a hug from a sweaty 10-year-old after an impromptu football game wrapped up my journey, thus far.
Amidst the messy countertops, unfinished dishes, laundry threatening to spoil and chores left undone – I see grace. Overwhelming grace, in spite of my plans and because of our great God who hears our cry and answers above and beyond what we ask or think.
For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Jeremiah 29:11