Here were the plans we had made:
1. Go to Big South Fork National Forest in Kentucky to the Blue Heron Campground on Tuesday and stay one week, leaving the next Tuesday.
2. Come home from Blue Heron Campground.
Here’s what actually happened:
1. We didn’t like the Blue Heron Campground for reasons I’ll get into via my other blog Miscellaneous Ramblings on Friday.
2. On Sunday, we decided to travel back down to Alabama to a campground about 40 miles from our home. We had never been there, but it had been recommended to us by several folks.
3. We planned on staying at least two nights and maybe three.
4. Monday morning, as we were sitting outside our camper in the beautifully cool weather (hard to believe it’s August in Alabama), I got a phone call from a friend who said that my mother (who is 91 and lives in an assisted living apartment in the same town where I live) was going to be hospitalized for bronchitis.
5. After calling Mom and getting details, David and I drove to the hospital, beating her there by about 10 minutes. She didn’t really feel bad, but her cough was something else entirely.
6. I stayed with Mom during the three days she was there. She handled the 2 nights alone just fine.
7. It took 6 hours to get discharged from that hospital today! Very frustrating.
8. Mom is home, reunited with her cat, Gracie, who was very glad to see her mama.
As you can see, our simple 1-2 plans did not quite work out.
But did you notice how God put us within shoutin’ distance of home where we would be needed?
And did you notice that Mom didn’t really feel bad?
And did you notice how much God loves each of us to orchestrate this whole deal so that it turned out well?
And have you noticed that God does the same for you? Think about it. It will come to you.
And when it does, thank Him for His grace, His unmerited favor.
Grace (God’s undeserved favor) be with all who love our Lord Jesus Christ with undying and incorruptible [love]. Amen (so let it be).
Ephesians 6:24 (AMP)