Life is full of hindsight moments right now.
Usually you experience these fragments of illumination after something tragic has happened or after a period of extended trial in your life.
The thoughts come out like, "Should have known better", "Could have done something about that", "Would have liked to made a better decision", or even, "I guess I knew that all along".
For me, hindsight is usually a tender mercy. A release. Because sometimes I feel like I'm going cuckoo for cocoa puffs. And just when I think I might tip over the brink, a glimpse of clarity washes over me. Hindsight. And then I learn the lesson that was meant for me all along. And then I realize the bigger picture and the requirements of completing the journey.
Tomorrow could possibly be a day of closing chapters for my family and a few others I know. We are all feeling the mercy of hindsight. We are able to see the miracles around us and have our faith renewed and restored. I sometimes wish that I didn't have to experience the suspense of life. I'm not a fan of prolonged surprises after much anticipation.
But I am grateful for hindsight. I am grateful for a Plan. And I know there is one.
Thanks be to my Father for answered prayers, for being patient with me. And for the gift of hindsight, whereby my faith in His plan for me grows.