We were both in recovery, my wife from an operation and myself from fatigue, and decided we needed a break. We chose Guernsey, an island several miles from Jersey at the mouth of the English Channel and close to France. We planned the journey to be as easy as possible. We were to be driven to our local airport and would be in the comfort of the hotel for late afternoon tea. We felt a peace in our hearts about our little adventure.
Everything went according to plan, until we approached Guernsey. The pilot announced it was too foggy to land, so he took us on to Jersey. He left us on the tarmac to make our own way to Guernsey by boat. We weren’t sure how and when we were going to get to our destination, but made our way to the ferry terminal. With several hundred other hopefuls milling around us, I just surrendered the whole thing to God.
We eventually arrived at our hotel just before midnight. Every little detail that had concerned me had worked out, from the unscheduled ferry, to the car rental girl bringing the car to the dock on a hunch. What followed was an unforgettable holiday.
This simple example serves to remind me that however prayerfully and carefully we make our plans, God sees the whole picture. Provided we surrender to Him, He will direct every little detail to our eventual benefit.