I flew into Arizona yesterday and the pastor of the church I am speaking at today and tomorrow picked me up and was going to drop me off at the motel I was staying at after we had dinner. As we were driving into the parking lot of the motel all of the lights went out and the place went completely dark. Whow, what just happened?! I don’t know how your brain works, but mine starts going through all the possible reasons on why this just happened, and it often gets stuck on a reason that is sensational and off of the wall. I can’t help it, I just have this wild imagination that just goes off in these wild possibilities and exciting adventures. So I really couldn’t see the rest of the city, but I imagined that the lights were off everywhere, not just this motel, and a possibility that popped into my mind was North Korea shot a nuclear missile at the United States and it had knocked out all of the electricity in the entire country. I began to wonder if Jesus was coming soon, and what that was going to feel and look like. Then I began making plans on how to survive if there was no electricity for days or weeks, months or even years. How would I get home? How would Patty do? I was really getting into this movie in my head when the lights came back on. The lady at the desk said, “no big deal, someone was just working on something for a few minutes”. Oh well, it was an adventure while it lasted. This kind of thinking happens fairly often with me, and I know lots of other people who do the same, but one thing that is different in my overly imaginative scenarios from many others that I know is that I never get nervous or anxious about the future if it really is true. I have a very strong trust in God’s plan for my life, and a belief that the ride may get rough but God is driving and He knows what He is doing and has a plan.