Most days are pretty predictable. But when it doesn’t turn out the way I had thought, did it unravel—or did it unfold? Or was it unwrapped or unveiled?
“Unravel” suggests that I had it figured out but it didn’t work, and the result was less than pretty. And then I most likely came “unglued”!
“Unfold” or “unwrap” or “unveil” suggests that God has a plan unknown to me which he brings about during the course of a day. Imagine seeing an intricate design of a hand-woven cloth as it is unfolded. Or a gift from a loved one being unwrapped. Or a masterpiece being unveiled. I want to think of my day as a well-planned gift from my Creator and my Lover which He shows me bit by bit. He invites me to enjoy it and participate in His ongoing work—work on me and work in the world.