July 27

Written by Bill Grandi on July 27th, 2022

I’m back!! It’s been a couple of days due to travel. I know…you have been waiting with baited breath.  🙂 So I’ll start with an update:

  • Jo’s sister, Vicki, was given a chest X-ray, which actually turned out clear. She had a cough so they decided to test her and she tested positive for COVID.  She has had it once and been vaxxed and boosted twice. Gotta wonder… Anyway, that was a surprise so they have her in jail for a few days. Her dementia is progressing and there are some other health issues. Thanks for praying for her.
  • Our short time away to Ohio went ok. The glitch was on the way there. We were bebopping along when we came to a screeching halt. Not from a near accident but because all traffic was stopped. For 2 hours. When we finally got to the place of the bottleneck, we saw a burned out truck-cab and load. I’m not a rubbernecker so I drove while Jo looked. What we did see was the truck was unrecognizable. Of course, the pastor part of me hoped all were okay.  Needless to say, that put us 2 hours behind so we missed eating supper with Janna, Mike, and Braden.  But that sure beats the 4 hours we once sat still a couple of years ago.

It is easy to get bummed out over events that derail our plans. Robert Burns once said, “The best laid plans of mice and men often go awry.” My way of saying that is “The best laid plans of mice and men often go down the tubes.”

In times like that, my mind flashes to an idea. All timing is God’s timing. Then this morning I read Isaiah 25:1- “Lord, You are my God; I will exalt You, I will give thanks to Your name; For You have worked wonders, Plans formed long ago, with perfect faithfulness.” Reading that verse cemented that thinking for me. We left about 10-15 minutes later than we had planned wanted to. Could that wreck have involved us? I’ll never know-nor should I worry about it- because my time is in His hands.

I won’t understand everything. I’m not supposed to. Nor is God obligated to tell me. I simply need to trust that my time and my times are in His faithful and loving hands.


8 Comments so far ↓

  1. Good attitude, Bill. Sorry for the two-hour delay and missing dinner but glad you’re home safe and sound.

  2. Ryan S. says:

    Bill, glad you are back home safe.
    Sorry to hear that your trip didn’t go as planned, but as you said… “best laid plans…”

    Good perspective to have though it can be tough. Sometimes our inner child wants to throw a tantrum when things don’t go our way. Sorry to say my inner child comes out more often than I would like. I am definitely a WIP (Work in Progress).

    • Bill Grandi says:

      I’m with you on the WIP Ryan. I wish I could say I always act correctly. I don’t and can’t.

  3. We think we are in control when in reality, everything is in God’s hands, Bill. So glad you all got home safely and did get to see your loved ones. I’ll keep praying for Vicki.

    • Bill Grandi says:

      Operative word Martha: think. Thanks for your prayers for our safety and Vicki’s ongoing health challenges.

  4. gail says:

    I will keep Vicki in my pryers. Delays on the interstate, always teaches me that my patience still needs a lot of work. LOL Glad you are back home safely.
    Understanding God’s timing, and how He works everything for our good, is a study we will be in, even on the very day He calls us home. How comforting to be able to grasp and understand how much we are loved and cherished by our Creator. To even be able to reflect on the fact that God was loving us and thinking of us before we were ever formed, just blows my mind.

    • Bill Grandi says:

      You hit the nail on the head Gail. It is always an ongoing study. Least for me it is.