When my dad died in July, I brought home several boxes and albums of family pictures. I went though them last night. There were a lot of old black and white ones....some of people I never knew. There were also some of my parents when they were young...... before they were married. There were a couple of my mom with a girl named Sarah. Seeing it reminded me of the story my mom told me about my dad and Sarah. They were sweethearts and decided they were going to elope. So, they pretended to just being going on a date and took off to a nearby town to find the justice of the peace. Her dad was suspicious, so after a while, he headed in the same direction. A couple of miles from their destination, the car my dad was driving broke down. They were sitting on the side of the road, when her dad pulled up behind them! You can imagine the conversation that took place between those two men!! :-) Needless to say, that was the "end of the road" (in more ways than one!) for those lovebirds! Sometime shortly after that, my parents began to date and about a year later, they were successful when THEY eloped!
That story reminds me that God is sovereign....His plan will not be thwarted! He had ordained that my parents would marry and be my parents. (I know He had a different path for Sarah, too!) We can make our plans, but His plan will always prevail! So, the next time your plans "break down", keep in mind that God is in control.
"Many are the plans in the mind of a man, but it is the purpose of the Lord that will stand." Prov. 19:21
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