3/21/2013

I Know the Plans I Have For You

I've been involved in planning a wedding for the last year. In just six weeks that big event is finally happening  for our daughter, Emily and her husband-to-be, Chris. Everyone knows that weddings require scads of planning - the cake, the dress, the attendants, the church, the reception, the music...you know the drill. It's a happy and wonderful event.  Families get together and no one has died. It's a celebration of a new family being formed. A man and a woman deciding to do life together--loving and supporting each other no matter what. But, no one plans an entire wedding on their own.  Many other people are involved and there is a great deal of trust placed at their door. We trust that the pastor will show up to marry them and that the cake will be ready that day. There are a couple of dozen people that we will rely on to make the day absolutely perfect.

 As any planner knows, the unexpected shows up frequently at events. As the old as saying goes, "the best laid schemes of mice and men often go awry." (We can thank Robert Burns for that line.) A good planner has flexibility built into the plan for those little bumps in the road. 

All of my plan A's usually come with a Plan B.  However, there is One who never needs a Plan B.
His plan A is right on track even though I may doubt Him when things seem to go wrong. 

For I know the plans I have for you," says the LORD. "They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope. Jeremiah 29:11 NLT

But the LORD's plans stand firm forever; his intentions can never be shaken. Psalm 33:11 NLT

Chris & Emily
The wedding plans will come to an end on May 4 and we will celebrate (later we'll nap).  But that event is really only the beginning for Emily and Chris' life together. God has much more in store for them. Good things are ahead that give them a future and a hope.  Human plans always come to an end. But the LORD's plans are forever - full of hope and good things for us when we've placed our trust in Him. Plans for good that last forever.  I really like that. A future full of God's goodness. It doesn't end on earth, but carries into eternity. Trust the Master Planner, who gets it right the first time. 

The LORD will work out his plans for my life--for your faithful love, O LORD, endures forever. Psalm 138:8 NLT


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3/21/2013

I Know the Plans I Have For You

I've been involved in planning a wedding for the last year. In just six weeks that big event is finally happening  for our daughter, Emily and her husband-to-be, Chris. Everyone knows that weddings require scads of planning - the cake, the dress, the attendants, the church, the reception, the music...you know the drill. It's a happy and wonderful event.  Families get together and no one has died. It's a celebration of a new family being formed. A man and a woman deciding to do life together--loving and supporting each other no matter what. But, no one plans an entire wedding on their own.  Many other people are involved and there is a great deal of trust placed at their door. We trust that the pastor will show up to marry them and that the cake will be ready that day. There are a couple of dozen people that we will rely on to make the day absolutely perfect.

 As any planner knows, the unexpected shows up frequently at events. As the old as saying goes, "the best laid schemes of mice and men often go awry." (We can thank Robert Burns for that line.) A good planner has flexibility built into the plan for those little bumps in the road. 

All of my plan A's usually come with a Plan B.  However, there is One who never needs a Plan B.
His plan A is right on track even though I may doubt Him when things seem to go wrong. 

For I know the plans I have for you," says the LORD. "They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope. Jeremiah 29:11 NLT

But the LORD's plans stand firm forever; his intentions can never be shaken. Psalm 33:11 NLT

Chris & Emily
The wedding plans will come to an end on May 4 and we will celebrate (later we'll nap).  But that event is really only the beginning for Emily and Chris' life together. God has much more in store for them. Good things are ahead that give them a future and a hope.  Human plans always come to an end. But the LORD's plans are forever - full of hope and good things for us when we've placed our trust in Him. Plans for good that last forever.  I really like that. A future full of God's goodness. It doesn't end on earth, but carries into eternity. Trust the Master Planner, who gets it right the first time. 

The LORD will work out his plans for my life--for your faithful love, O LORD, endures forever. Psalm 138:8 NLT


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