Well, here we are then. One-twelfth the way through 2009. And so far, so good. Well, to tell the truth I've had one or two little unplanned events that have given me some pause for thought this year:
* Our New Year's Day family get together was cancelled due to the 'flu (we've rearranged it and are having it this afternoon)
* At least two separate committee meetings I had planned to lead for the Scouts this month were cancelled or curtailed due to sickness/ clash of commitments.
* A rather uncomfortable four days off work with cracked ribs!
However, there have been plenty of other notable events this month that actually worked out very well - exceeding my own personal expectations in some respects. Design For Life, for one. A great opportunity to draw close to God and to each other, meeting some folk who have already become good friends! And I have something to aim for this year!
You know, no matter what we as fallible human beings plan to do, these man-made plans can be upset or curtailed by so many different circumstances. But there is a better plan to follow... one that will keep us close to our heavenly Father in whatever circumstances.
Romans 8:38-39 (NIV)
For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.
Stay close to God. He's seen me this far through the year...