Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Stuck in Germany

Funny how things can seem to be going all wrong according to our perspective, but in all actuality – they are going exactly as planned by our Sovereign God!

Upon arriving into Frankfurt, Germany this morning the team found out that their next flight leg into Accra, Ghana was on delay status due to a major snow storm that had come into Frankfurt. So….they waited….

and waited….

and waited….
….to see if things would clear up and they could be on their way. At one point they were told that flights would start taking off again at 5pm, but the problem was that they wouldn’t be allowed to land in Ghana because the plane would be getting in too late and there wouldn’t be enough workers at the Accra airport to handle the flight. Finally, by 2pm Germany time they found out that their flight had been canceled. And this was the line they had to wait in to get new tickets…

5 hours and 13 minutes after waiting in line I received a text from Jake saying the airport staff had just closed the line and they were only 3 people away from the ticket desk. It’s like a movie right? He said they had decided to set up camp and sleep in line so they don’t lose their place once morning comes…

Since God is in charge of snow, I figure He must be up to something, and is orchestrating the timing of the team’s arrival according to His will – not their travel itinerary. Although it seems that they have ‘lost’ a day’s work in Ghana, I know the truth and that is that God is the master over time. He can ordain that this team get as much done in 6 days as they would have in 7 – if not more.

In addition, leave it to God to make this unexpected wait in the airport purposeful. Read this text I received from Jake earlier tonight right after the workers closed the line….

:) Pretty cool.

As this day comes to an end, it seems only fitting to stamp it with this thought running through my head:
God has a plan, and it trumps ours!


1 comment:

Lisa Olsen said...

I wanted to let you know that this post was really meaningful to me, and I hope you don't mind, but I wrote a blog based on it. We are almost done with our adoption process, but hit another small delay this week. If you want to read it here is the link: