Some quotes stay with me, even though the origins come from sources with no particular value. One is the phrase from a character on the A-Team television series. “I love it when a plan comes together.” The phrase was always used when the characters work together, trusting the outcome would come in line with their aspirations while everything around them screamed that they would fail. Usually, they had no plan, just dreams. What they did was risky, opportunistic, and wildly impossible. The redeeming quality of the characters is that they knew they were silly and childish and made no effort to be anything other than what they were.
In my experience, one needs to be more like the A-Team when it comes to trusting that Good trumps Evil. The evidence for whatever crisis is on in your life or mine is often shaky. The situation looks impossible. Just when things could not get worse, they do. And yet, when one reaches for God, a step appears. It may not be what you imagined. It may not fit with your dreams. Yet it is a positive step. It is available.
The crazy thing about plans coming together is that minutes before the end of the show, everything was on the verge of blowing up! The scriptwriters must have enjoyed creating crazy scenarios to tease an audience that knew the good guys were going to win. In hindsight it looks rather dumb, but at the time, ratings were strong. People loved a good ending.
Life likes to remind me that God is involved in our daily stuff. The path may be hazy, the steps different than the ones we imagined. We may have no idea where we are headed. Life ignores my comments on that, simply repeating, God is here. God is present.
In the gentle breeze of an emerging day, I realize God’s plan is coming together. Not in the way I imagined, but it is coming. David’s suggestion makes good sense; “Sing your songs to Zion-dwelling God, tell his stories to everyone you meet:” (Psalm 9.11)