God is a planner—
A planner of good things
For His children.
Like Anne’s preparation
For the delightful sabbatical
We were granted in 2010
When we loaded our 15-year-old
And a really big cooler
Into a Ford conversion van
And drove across the country and back
To see the parks and peaks
And canyons and cities
And rivers and reservoirs.
My wife, the planner, had it all set up—
The lodges, the parks, the daily schedule.
And she had prepared a package
For each child to open as we crossed
The border into each new state—
A bag full of education and fun about
She had line up horse rides and boat rides
And hiking trails and cultural events.
So, the kids just rode along
And waited for treasure around the next bend.
That’s what it’s like to have a planner
Rigging the adventure.
“I know the plans I have for you,
Declares the Lord” (Jeremiah 29:11, ESV).
Watch. Wait. Enjoy it all,
Child of God.
God’s got big plans for you.