Wednesday Word: Crystal Ball

“I wonder what tomorrow has in mind for me . . .” from Crystal Ball by Styx

People often ask me, “How have you been?” My standard answer is, “Oh, you know . . . get up, go to work, come home, eat dinner, go to bed, rinse and repeat.”

That's not a complaint as much as it is an observation. I'm one of those people who like routine. I would be okay with things running according to schedule without deviation. For the most part, I am able to stay true to the schedule – get up, go to work, come home, eat dinner, go to bed.

But there are days . . . and yesterday was one of them.

What was originally supposed to be a day in the office finishing up a few things and beginning to look toward Sunday went totally off the rails. Well, that's not exactly right – it wasn't so much “off the rails” as much as “not according to plan.” A home Communion visitation got moved from Monday to yesterday, and that backed up into a second post-surgery home visitation. My Tuesday meeting with Mark delved into a few areas, followed by a legal phone call and then several other phone calls having to do with HARC and a conversation about coronavirus adjustments.

And before I knew it, it was 4:00.

This song came to mind because I thought how helpful it would be if I knew in advance what tomorrow had in mind for me. It would be so much easier to plan and organize if I knew what was coming.

Unfortunately life doesn't work that way. We never get tomorrow's script today. Sometimes we don't even get today's script today.

I may not always know what's coming. Some days are more reactive than proactive. But as a good friend of mine is fond of saying, “You wouldn't want to be bored, now, would you?”

Yesterday didn't go according to plan. But there were conversations that needed to happen, people who needed to be called, and situations that needed to be dealt with. And what wasn't done today will be there tomorrow.

We may not know what tomorrow has in mind for us, but it just might be what was needed at the time.

May you have the wisdom, grace, and strength for the unknown days ahead.


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