You, LORD, are my God! I will praise you for doing the wonderful things you had planned and promised since ancient times. Isaiah 25:1
“Anything that can go wrong, will go wrong.” – Murphy’s Law
Being in ministry for 37 years and also doing a three-year stint as a florist, I’ve seen the truth of Murphy’s law every time when it comes to weddings.
As a florist, I remember one wedding in particular. It was an early fall wedding in Maryland at a beautiful lake resort. The Bride wanted to get married outside, then move indoors for the reception. She spent over half of her flower budget on a massive floral canopy which we assembled on the lakeshore. Inside the lodge, each table had a gorgeous fall centerpiece.The sun shone brightly and everything seemed to be going as planned.
But Murphy must have been on her guest list because by early afternoon the sky clouded up and the air turned nippy. The bride decided to take her chances with the outdoor ceremony, hoping the rain would hold off. . But she didn’t expect the sudden arctic chill and SNOW showers just as the wedding started. She shivered her way through her ceremony and photo shoot in her strapless gown. All but the hardiest of her guests huddled around the fire in the lodge instead of watching the lakeside ceremony.
Thankfully, God has never been bothered by Murphy’s Law. There is no last-minute scrambling to fix things; no panic because something happens to seemingly throw His plans off kilter. God is always in control and aware of the big picture. From the beginning, He planned to bring beauty out of the ashes of humanity and to work all things together for the good of all who love Him.
I praise You, Lord, for being a God who fulfills His plans and keeps His promises! Amen.