Today is the day we would have gotten aboard a cruise ship off the coast of Vancouver heading to Alaska. Alas, my preschooler came down with a fever and headache last week, and it was the dreaded virus we’ve tried so hard for nearly three years to avoid. Blessedly, my two girls were fine after a few days, and I had what felt like a bad sinus infection. Even more grateful, my husband never caught it. Yet, we couldn’t go on our scheduled vacation. We were able to reschedule for September, so our Alaskan trip was not cancelled, just delayed. I was bummed, but I am trusting and believing that everything has a reason. Perhaps we weren’t meant to fly to Canada this past weekend. Perhaps we weren’t meant to be on that ship. Only God knows the reasons. Our limited human eyesight only allows us to see clearly events looking backwards. Right now on this earth, we aren’t meant to know all the reasons why things happen as they unfold. It’s hard to want to know why and receive no answers. Sometimes, though, God will sprinkle tiny blessings on us if we’re observant and expectant enough to keep watch. Like looking through a keyhole, we may catch a glimpse of what God is doing, and it keeps us excited to watch God move and work, rather than be upset that circumstances didn’t go the way we wanted them.
This post is written for Five Minute Friday, a group of writers who write on a different word each week for five minutes. This week’s word is KNOW. To read other writers’ takes on the word, click here.