Tuesday, December 10, 2013

When life doesn’t go like the plan

Pizza Party

Pizza Party at Hirosaki Fukuin Church

Today didn’t go like the plan – not my plan, not Daughter # 4’s plan… certainly not the musician’s plan. She and her husband were home grieving the loss of their little baby born too soon last Saturday….

Life is like that. It doesn’t often happen like we planned. But I find comfort in the truth expressed in Maltbie Babcock’s beautiful hymn “This is My Father’s World”:

This is my Father’s world.
O let me ne’er forget
That though the wrong seems oft so strong,
God is the ruler yet.
This is my Father’s world:
the battle is not done:
Jesus who died shall be satisfied,
And earth and Heav’n be one.

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