You Don’t Know What You’re Doing!

Last night…

…Watching the football at Carrow Road – Norwich playing Bristol City. We were soon 2-0 up. A comfortable victory looked likely.

Bristol improved. The result wasn’t so certain. They scored… The crowd wasn’t happy with several refereeing decisions. ‘You don’t know what you’re doing!!’ was the angry cry around the stadium. Despite the final 3-2 victory many Norwich fans went home chuntering about the referee…

…I had a weird dream. I’d been appointed the headteacher of two different primary schools in Great Yarmouth. I didn’t know, and hadn’t visited, either school; I didn’t want, and was unsure if I could do, either job; I had to choose one of them; the next day, staff and children in both schools were expecting me to turn up…  

Exceedingly anxious… I certainly didn’t know what I was doing.

Recently…

…Chatting to Ron. He’s not well, his wife’s not well; there’s children with significant health concerns; work brings him conflict and worry; he often comes home to what he describes as ‘World War 3’ between his wife and daughter. Much of his tough life is out of his control…

I identify with his situation… Sometimes my life seems out of control. It feels like I don’t know what I’m doing.

Musing… the crucified Jesus, ‘the suffering servant’, ‘the man of sorrows’, crying out: ‘Father forgive them. They don’t know what they’re doing.’

Yesterday…

…watching bricklayers building the new extension to the Seagull Theatre. Each identical brick laid by skilled tradesmen in a strong, well-built wall…  

…The Queen’s coffin left Buckingham Palace at precisely 2.22pm; the procession went to Westminster Hall with dignity and order; the smallest detail was carefully planned…

Everyone knew what they were doing.

This morning…

…Reading Micah.  In the middle of personal and international chaos there’s a God with a plan who knows what he is doing: ‘Everyone will live in peace and prosperity; enjoying their own grapevines and fig trees, for there will be nothing to fear.’ (4:4)

4 thoughts on “You Don’t Know What You’re Doing!

  1. Oh yes. Things to remember when you are in ER with a loved one. An old saying “Don’t doubt in the dark what you saw in the light” is pertinent as well.

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