Friday, March 1, 2013

The Unscheduled Wall

Our Internet connection has been down this afternoon.  Again I have felt as if I’ve been locked out of my blog house, and again the feeling is a strange one.

I wonder how Pope Emeritus Benedict feels today.

We humans make our plans.  We schedule blogs, lents, jobs, marriages, careers, retirement, and what we’ll have for dinner.  And each of us can point to bumps in the roads, probably in many areas, at various times in our lives.  Sometimes it feels as if a wall pops right up in the middle of our path. 

But God has given us a promise.  

Looking through the grille is seeing as God directs us to see – not as our mere human instincts dictate.   So I've been holding the following “piece of grillwork” before my eyes as I've been locked outside my bloghouse...

"We know that God makes all things work together for the good of those who love Him, who have been called according to His decree.”  (Romans 8:28)

I pray - and I am even seeing - that being "locked out" has resulted, in fact, in being walled more fully inside God's will.  

Caspar David Friedrich painting 

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