Not exactly what you had in mind?

Don't we sometimes make our plans too narrow, or too rigid, to respond to the abundant good that is God's plan for us?

As we passed by a large moving van in front of someone's house one day, I explained to my young children, Allison and Nick, that a truck like that one would come to our house the following week to move all of our belongings to our new home.

Moving day came and the movers arrived! Nick ran out of the house to meet the truck and stopped short. There sat a small pick-up truck loaded with packing materials. Nick put his hands on his hips, tapped his foot impatiently, rolled his eyes, and exclaimed to the unsuspecting moving man, "That's not exactly what I had in mind!"

May 1, 1989

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