A few weeks ago I was with my son Joshua in the main plaza in Tepic. We bought a snack to munch on while we sat watching the activity in the plaza. There were allot of people walking around and persons selling all kinds of things. Although there was much going on all around us it was an expected and enjoyable time sitting there. Life can be like park full of activity.
Life though does have unforeseen things than can be nice or sometimes unpleasant. I have read and marveled at many parts of the bible where Jesus knew what was going to happen. In my mind knowing future events is impossible so there is that little battle of unbelief. Over the years I have learned to trust in God even in times when I am not prepared for something that happens. Trusting is designed to be a hard and challenging thing that will come into our lives. Know that God is there giving you a chance to trust.
When I was talking to my son and enjoying a snack in the town plaza to my surprise a blackbird landed on my shoulder. I assumed that it came for some of my snack so I gave it a piece and the blackbird grabbed it and took off. We continued talking and eating and after a short time the bird returned to my shoulder. I was quite amazed at its boldness and lack of fear. The blackbird also showed impatience as our amazement took up too much of its valuable time and it pecked at my lip maybe seeing a piece still there. I felt the spot where the bird pecked at my lip for a few days and that has made the story a bit easier to remember.
Life will have many moments "black birds" that we did not expect, and some might be unpleasant. God is there and he knew that the thing would happen. In everything give thanks the bible reminds us. Go with what comes into your life and see what God has in it for you. God bless and have a wonderful day.