“There are many devices in a man’s heart; nevertheless the counsel of the LORD, that shall stand.” – Proverbs 19:21 (King James Version)
“Many are the plans in the mind of a man, but it is the purpose of the LORD that will be established.” – Proverbs 19:21 (Revised Standard Version)
This is one of THOSE days. You know, the kind where your well-laid plans will simply not work out. Throughout this busy week, I looked forward to today, hopeful that:
- I could get some extra cleaning done. Now that I’m working almost full time, there just isn’t time and energy during the week to maintain things at home as nicely as I would like.
- I wanted to help serve a pancake breakfast/lunch at our church. This is to offset some of the travel expenses of camp this summer for some of our young people.
- Since Spring has definitely sprung, Rick wanted us to go on a family outing today.
- And, just in case time and energy permitted, I wanted to pull some weeds and put in a few perennials near the house.
Well . . . Yesterday I initially thought that seasonal allergies had hit me with a vengeance. Sneezing, itchy eyes, etc. Now, however, sore throat, headache, fever and chest congestion have been added to the mix. The sickness which hit several other family members this past winter, which I thought I had well escaped, is now my very own.
When I was a child, I looked forward to being just a little bit sick, so that I could stay home from school for a day, and snuggle under the covers with a good book. (Gasp! Bad example, I know.) At this point, however, I think I’m more at the stage where a little bit to eat and a hot drink will suffice, and then I need to go back to sleep. I’m just too tired to read.
I’m still hopeful, though. Maybe tomorrow I’ll be well enough to go to church. Probably, though, the responsible thing will be to lay low, to minimize passing on this bug to others.
“Go to now, ye that say, To day or to morrow we will go into such a city, and continue there a year, and buy and sell, and get gain:
Whereas ye know not what shall be on the morrow. For what is your life? It is even a vapour, that appeareth for a little time, and then vanisheth away.
For that ye ought to say, If the Lord will, we shall live, and do this or that.
But now ye rejoice in your boastings: all such rejoicing is evil.
Therefore to him that knoweth to do good, and doeth it not, to him it is sin.” James 4:13-17 (King James Version)
(Image from Snapshots of Joy.)