Isn’t it funny how something that looks like a mistake sometimes turns out to be a wonderful blessing? Today we experienced a blessed mistake! We started out on a little family adventure; my husband wanted to take us to the Huntington Gardens. I’ve been there and love it. As he passed the exit we were supposed to take, he insisted that he knew where it was and kept driving. When we arrived at our destination, he discovered that he’d made a mistake! He took us to the place he had intended to, but he was calling it the wrong name all along, and it wasn’t the Huntington Gardens! At first I was rather disappointed, but we stayed and it turned out to be an amazing place, filled with gardens of the world, lakes, fountains, peacocks… you name it! It was a wonderful mistake! Sometimes things in life don’t go as planned. We make mistakes. Others make mistakes that effect us. But our God is a God of redemption and He loves to turn a mistake around and make it a blessing. Sometimes the blessing doesn’t come right away, and sometimes it comes with some consequences, but our mistakes are God’s opportunity to teach us and bless us.
*One of the unexpected blessings from today’s mistake was a family photo where everyone is smiling at the camera!