This week’s article is written by Iris Saaf, a member of Godfrey First United Methodist Church, 1100 Airport Road.
Last week we had our first measurable snowfall. Although it was not enough to make a snowman, it was pretty coming down. All of us “children” loved watching the flakes fall, but we were sad when the snow stopped. How often do we enjoy watching snow or even rain fall gently, but when it stops are we glad or sad?
Many of us are counting the weeks until we get warmer weather. We want to trade our warm hats and gloves for sunglasses and sandals. We often ask why winter lasts so long! We are so impatient!
The weather is not the only thing we wish we could change to suit our own likes and dislikes. Ask most any young person and they will tell you they wish school didn’t last so long into the year. And yet it takes a long time to learn all the things you need in life to succeed.
Ask any elderly person if they would like to be younger and most of them might say yes. Yet young people often say, “I wish I were 21!”
We are very anxious for things to change … we think always for the best. But some times things change for the worse!
God has a plan for each one of us.
We don’t know from day to day what that plan is, but we have an assurance in Jeremiah 29:11-13 when the Lord says “For I know the plans I have for you. Plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”
Be patient. Trust in God!