The human mind plans the way, but the Lord directs the steps. – Proverbs 16:9
This biblical proverb is just a rephrasing of the “man plans and God laughs.” Haven’t we all made lovely plans, thus saving God the trouble of doing it, only to see them crash through circumstances that we feel are beyond our control. Why doesn’t God see it our way? Almost everything concerned with Christmas comes to mind here. Going to Bethlehem is all about the unexpected. It is God’s surprise.
Let us ask for the grace to welcome God’s surprises in our lives.