Rollercoasters and Imagination…


The very last place that I expected to be on the Queen’s Jubilee weekend was sailing down a giant slide on a carpet with a guy I’d met a month earlier…in Sweden. Instead I thought I’d be…well…elsewhere…

My Jubilee weekend was spent avoiding rain storms, watching a marathon, meeting new friends, relaxing and running around like a 15 year old girl being talked into riding the scariest roller coaster of my life (I still think I hate you for that Simon!)…and although this weekend was literally worlds apart from what I thought I would be doing 5 months earlier, it was really one of the best weekends I had in a long time.

Sitting alone, watching the rain pour down yesterday, I sipped a cup of coffee and quietly thanked God that His ways are far better than mine. Does that mean that a part of me still misses what I had, yes, of course…but it also means that when you abide in Him, He really does abide in you. God cares about every little detail. No, maybe He didn’t plan this exact path but He sure allowed me to feel safe, at peace and genuinely content with where I am now. I’m so thankful that we serve a God who is interested in every aspect of our lives. He rejoices in our happy moments and comforts us when we are sad.

And as I sit at my desk, knowing that my life is about to change yet again I can wait, in peace, in rest, in the comfort that even if I expect the next season to look a certain way, that even if it doesn’t, it will be the best I ever had. And in those moments I will sing, rejoice and thank God that He knows WAY more than I will ever know…

Because… (Ephesians 3:20-21)

Now to Him Who, by (in consequence of) the [action of His] power that is at work within us, is able to [carry out His purpose and] do superabundantly, far over and above all that we [dare] ask or think [infinitely beyond our highest prayers, desires, thoughts, hopes, or dreams]—To Him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations forever and ever. Amen (so be it).


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