The Best Plan-Maker

God is the best at making plans. I thought I had my life all sorted out but according to Robert Burns in his poem ‘To a Mouse, ‘the best laid plans of mice and men, often go awry.’ Because of less-good health I prayerfully planned to move to a small bungalow. All went well with the sale and purchase. I felt happy in God’s guiding. Then I had an accident which left me house-bound and anxious that I would be fit enough to move house when the time came. I gradually became fitter each week and then received another blow. Because of a legal mess-up, the move would would be delayed until Christmas or even the New Year.

Then because of my health due to the accident, it was decided I could move almost immediately through a ‘special licence.’ There would not be a wait of several months. The legal problems were overcome solely because of my accident. This was not something I could have planned or solved. As William Cowper says n a poem ‘God moves in a mysterious way His wonders to perform.’

Moving House

Moving house is one of the largest upheavals in our lives. Will we find a buyer for our present house? Will we find another house that we like, at a price we can afford. When we have moved will we find snags which we hadn’t noticed before? When moving house in the past, I’ve not always prayed enough about. But God has been faithful. He has looked after me even when I’ve moved away from Him.

The final move that we make might be hard but the final result will be perfect. In heaven there will be no problems such as we have on earth. We will be made abundantly welcome. And hopefully we will hear the words ‘Well done good and faithful servant.’