Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Plans Interrupted

“We can make our plans, but the LORD determines our steps.”
Proverbs 16:9 (NLT)

“Let’s take a hike and picnic lunch;
Have Bible study with the bunch.”
Our nice relaxed and thought out plan
Went well—until the rain began.

We trekked through sprinkles here and there;
Then water let loose everywhere.
A big pavilion near the bus;
Gave shelter to the twelve of us.

Although we tried to concentrate
The Bible study wasn’t great.
Our eyes were drawn to giant drops
That pummeled nearby table tops.

Perhaps the lesson didn’t lie
In questions we had planned to ply.
Did God decide to send the rain
In order to make something plain?

Although we made our plans that day
It’s God who had the final say.
I’m glad that He is in control.
I see in part; He sees the whole.

“We don't yet see things clearly. We're squinting in a fog, peering through a mist. But it won't be long before the weather clears and the sun shines bright! We'll see it all then, see it all as clearly as God sees us, knowing him directly just as he knows us!”
1 Corinthians 13:12 (The Message)

©2011 Pamela D. Williams