The following is a guest post from Donna Bolster:

photo credit: Donna Bolster

Ah, spring is finally here! 
But what is this? 
On April 16??

I couldn't believe my eyes when I saw my windshield, icy and crusty ~ certainly not what I expected! I was on a mission to get to work early. But this put a wrinkle in my plan.

Suddenly I thought about the women on a mission to Jesus' tomb to anoint his body for burial. They were probably thinking:
Ah, our Messiah is finally at peace. 
But what is this? 
The tomb is empty? 
On Sunday morning??

The women couldn't believe their eyes when they saw it abandoned. It was certainly not what they expected. And it definitely put a wrinkle in their plan.
God wrinkles our plans with unexpected situations. Sometimes they are blessings; sometimes they come as trials; sometimes they hardly make any difference at all. But in every situation, God seeks to be glorified. He designs every situation to point us to Him. 

We can see His plans as wrinkles in our plans, or we can look for the blessings and hurry to tell everyone we know about the ways that He works, as those women did on that first Resurrection Day.
Well, all I know is that the snow cleaned all that nasty spring pollen off my car. And now it is gleaming almost as brightly as my resurrected Lord on that Sunday! I praise Him for all the situations in my life. Let me glorify Him, look toward Him and see the blessings in everything that comes my way.
Hallelujah! Happy Resurrection Day!

He is not here; he has risen, just as he said. Come and see the place where he lay. Then go quickly and tell his disciples: ‘He has risen from the dead and is going ahead of you into Galilee. There you will see him.’ Now I have told you.” So the women hurried away from the tomb, afraid yet filled with joy, and ran to tell his disciples. Matt. 28:6-8

Donna's personal mission statement is to continuously grow in God's power and to exhibit the fruits of the Spirit in her daily life -- in short, to be a good and faithful servant. She is a blessed wife, mother and grandmother, and a leader in her church and at her workplace.


quietspirit said...

Donna: Thank you for this thoughtful post.

Susan: thankyou for inviting Donna to share her heart with us.

caroline said...

Hi Susan! I'm here from the Better Blogs FB group :) love your writing & thank you for sharing your heart. hope you have a great week!