I’m joining Kate Motaung for Five Minute Friday. One word prompt. Five minutes. No editing. Lots of women. All of us writing on that same word.
Today the word prompt is … Visit.
Visit has often been thought of as a social call – you know the kind. You go stay with a friend or family member for a period of time to catch up on life. Those are often looked forward to and anticipated with excitement.
Looking up the word, visit, in the dictionary, I discovered this definition … “” (dictionary.com). Now that is a visit of a whole other color and probably not as eagerly anticipated. These would include the likes of dentists, doctors, teacher conferences even.
Yesterday we had an unexpected visit to go pay. It included an unscheduled ride and in our minds, one which could have been avoided had things worked out differently or had we been the ones to do the planning.
So we may have done a little grumbling, probably a lot of out loud complaining even. Just being honest. But off we went to our visit.
On the way home from our visit, we were singing a most different song. No complaining. Only praise. Only gratitude.
The visit was not of our choosing. The visit was not convenient. The visit was tiring. But the lesson learned yesterday ….
“And we know that God causes everything to work together for the good of those who love God and are called to his purpose for them.” (Romans 8:28, NLT)
God was with us, guiding our steps, while we were yet totally unaware. He knew where we needed to visit and exactly who we were to visit. He was protecting and making provision behind the scenes.
He works everything.
For the good.
Even the hard visits.