Yesterday was April Fools Day. No one tried to fool me and I made no effort to plan and execute a prank on someone else. When the day was over I wasn't sure if I should be pleased to be missed as a target of a prank or disappointed that I had missed some fun. In years past I have participated in good natured fun with a harmless April Fools joke. Perhaps I should start planning now for next year's prank.
The one thing that we all can be sure of is that God does not play pranks on us. We may try our best to circumvent His guidance and thus cause misery to our selves. And yet he is merciful even when we try to blame someone else for our folly. There is always one person that I can blame but really would rather not. She has given me some really rotten advice in the past. Her name is Marty. I am sure that there is not a person alive that has not listened to their own voice and not the voice of God at least once in their life time. Sometimes God has taken me to the wood shed and I always have deserved the correction. But God does not play pranks on us. His word is clear and his correction is balanced with mercy for those who love Him.
"His mercies are new every morning". Lamentations 3:22