There is nothing like a good black and white! They just feel so timeless!
Less than a week ago a friend, from way back when, and I were trying to find parking near a restaurant we wanted to visit. It was some work! I circled the same area a couple of times before I accidentally missed my turn to the street that led to where I had been searching for parking. But won't He do it! Talk about all things work for our good because what did I find (Romans 8:28) ??? Parking!! The lot I stumbled upon happened to be additional parking for the restaurant we were headed to! As I parked my car, I couldn't help but think about how often we, including me, circle and circle the same things in life while hoping to encounter something new! How many times have we circled the same issue, circled the same job, circled the same relationship, circled the same financial problem with our same thoughts or choices? We pray and pray for an answer as we continue to make the same old circle around the familiar meanwhile God is trying to do a new thing in our lives (Isaiah 43:19).
I can't help but wonder what would have happened if I would have kept trying my way of searching for parking in the same area I usually park. Not too long after we got in line at the restaurant for a table, more and more people arrived. Many appeared to be walking from the direction where we parked. I wonder if the lot would have filled up or if we would have given up all the while room was available in an unexpected place!