I didn't know.

It was more than a year ago that I planned a one-month vacation to Florida.  I’d never been on a vacation for this long in my entire life.  In the planning of this escape, I searched the internet for the best location to stay with the best price.  I landed on a sweet little condo in a tropical resort community southwest of Orlando.  Thus, I began to make plans for this extended holiday.

What attractions would we visit?

What special local restaurants would we find to eat out at? 

What items would we need to bring with us to make our trip more comfortable?   

The curious thing about making plans for the future is…we don’t know what the future holds.

I didn’t know that three weeks before our trip my husband would have a 7-hour surgery to repair 5-hernias and this vacation would give him the restful time he needed to fully recover.

 I didn’t know that my daughter’s family would be moving to Florida and I’d be able to spend time with them, see their new house and even spend a few nights with my four grandchildren. 

I didn’t know that I’d see a family member that I hadn’t seen in 38 years.  (My father's sister who is 7 months younger than me.  This was a special treat.)

But God knew…He holds the future in His hands.  He knows our coming and our going.  He knows the beginning and the end. 

I’m a planner.  I like to have every detail planned out before hand, but this time…I just don’t know, but I’m thankful that I serve a God who does know.

In Ecclesiastes 3:11 (GW) it says...

It is beautiful how God has done everything at the right time.
He has put a sense of eternity in people’s minds.
Yet, mortals still can’t grasp what God is doing
from the beginning to the end of time.

I know that I need a reminder at times that God has it all planned out.  He is in control.  He knows, even when...I didn’t know.


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