This month (12/12) has 5 Saturdays, 5 Sundays, and 5 Mondays. This only happens once every 824 years. [Thanks to commenter, below, who corrected my poorly-researched factoid.]
(That’s from the movie “The Court Jester” starring Danny Kay. Remember this line? “The pellet with the poison’s in the vessel with the pestle; the chalice from the palace has the brew that is true!”)
Can we survive a month with five Mondays? Yeah, sure (Lord willing): January irons it out; it all comes out in the wash. (Get it? Hehe.)
Five Saturdays will be fun. And it doesn’t hurt a bit that for two of them I’ll be on …vacation! MOOhahaha…….
Oh, and five Sundays—what a blessing. Yesterday was no exception: I heard from the Word of God on the focus in the Acts of the Apostles on “the Word of God.” Plus, it was my turn to captain the dinner crew, and the Christmas decorations are so pretty—not just the baby-blue bobbles: it was evident the saints are already jubilant with the joy of the season.
Also, I believe I observed the orchestrating hand of God in some of my “random” meetings and situations.
The Lord of hosts has sworn: “As I have planned, so shall it be, and as I have purposed, so shall it stand Isa. 14:24
Things gelled in ways that this humble servant could not help but be in awe:
>>> The “chance” reading back to me of something I’d written—just in time;
>>> A “happenstance” inclusion of an acquaintance in a joke, which led to an important conversation;
>>> “Circumstances” that caused me to be in a class that by all appearances will change my life;
>>> A “random” Bible question—which led to a very timely reminder to us all;
>>> An “arbitrary” stop-by from another food captain with a tip that, quite frankly, saved the day.
These types of incidents just leave me slack-jawed. …….. Seriously: it sure does seem that very little (if anything) in life is random. I must continue to learn more of this faithful, powerful, all-knowing God with whom we have to do.