Saturday, September 11, 2010

When Deja Vu Falls Apart

Do you experience deja vu?

I do, and it's unnerving.  It's not often - maybe a few times a year.  But when it happens, it's right on the dot - I just stand there in sort of a daze, watching a scene unfold and knowing precisely what is going to come next.  I know what each person will say, what sounds I'll hear, how I'll respond.  It's bizarre.

But every time, there's that moment that it all starts to fall apart.  When I don't know what's coming, or when what I think is coming isn't what happens at all, and nothing feels as familiar as it did a few seconds before.

Then I am both disappointed and relieved.

I am so thankful that I'm not the One who knows all things.  Can you imagine?  EVERY moment is deja vu for God.  He knows exactly what we will say next.  He sees every triumph and rejoices with us as it happens, and he anticipates every sadness and weeps with us then, too.

For I know the plans I have for you," declares the LORD, "plans to prosper you 
and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.  Jeremiah 29:11

1 comment:

  1. Great post and it goes wonderfully with today's sermon!