“I know the plans I have for you” says the Lord
This past week my brother in law passed away. He has been sick for some time and on Tues he had a massive heart attack and an aneurysm, apparently simultaneously. He passed away Thurs evening.
Of all my sister in law’s, I have the least in common with this one, simply because she doesn’t have any 2 legged children. They have poodles that qualify for child status at their house, but none of the 2 legged variety are running around there.
Furthermore, I have always known that she and I think differently. I just didn’t realize HOW differently until the other day.
Saturday, wanting to make certain she wasn’t making funeral arrangements alone, we sent family with her to talk to the director. As we human types are wont, she spent much time regaling the funeral director with many stories about her recently departed husband. She shared about their wedding (they married 16 yrs ago – she married rather late in life, as she is 18 yrs older than Jeff) and some of the things that happened there and many other more recent stories. Imagine our complete surprise (and then strangled attempts to keep from responding inappropriately) when, with all seriousness she said, “I think God had all of this planned out. My frig conked out on Monday and Bob conked out on Tuesday….and all the food in the frig that was ruined was his.” :0
I guess I never considered just how fully Father plans our lives before.
In memory of Bob