There’s a motto that has gathered more meaning to me over the passing of years. It is, “Man plans. God laughs.” And while I don’t believe God puts us in the path of trouble on purpose but provides the strength we need for the facing of whatever adversity is ahead, sometimes our greatest plans need flexibility and finesse.
All that is to say: I stayed behind from the planned trip to Montgomery due to a confidential pastoral care need, where I felt I was better needed elsewhere. In the next post, though, I offer a finished essay for this destination I will have to wait to visit in person.