I need to bake cookies today. A lot of them. Today, not tomorrow (I’m notorious for putting things off a day). So I got up ready to tackle the task at hand and oops! I’m short about 2 cups of flour. Undaunted, I decided to grind some oatmeal in my food processor and use that instead (it works, I’ve done it before with great results). But today my food processor decided to bite the dust. It’s been on it’s last leg, hard to turn on lately, but today it wouldn’t budge.
You know what? I’m glad! Not because I need to go buy a new one. Okay, but who doesn’t love shopping for a new appliance? But I’m glad because I sat down and had my quiet time, which I had put off to get a jump on my day. Ha! So much for that bright idea. Instead I had a sweet time with Jesus over Fruit Loops, inviting him into my day which already seemed to be off to a funky start.
I’m glad for a broken appliance and foiled plans which forced me to just sit in quiet for a bit. I’m glad for the reminder that he holds the days and hours in his hands. I’m glad for the awareness of his presence. I’ll get to the cookies of course. But I’m glad the day took the turn it did.