“Look at the birds. They don’t plant or harvest or store food in barns, for your heavenly Father feeds them. And aren’t you far more valuable to him than they are? If God cares so wonderfully for (these)…he will certainly care for you.” (Matthew 6:26.30)
By late morning I had finally gotten outdoors. Armed with a pair of trusty clippers, I was ready to tackle the overgrown bushes in the back yard. I was getting into it and having fun chopping and trimming. All of a sudden I realized I was hot as a firecracker and about to have a heat stroke. I threw all the branches in a pile and jumped in the water to cool off.
That was when I noticed the bracelet my husband had given me was no longer on my wrist. I was angry with myself for wearing it to do yard work. Carefully I moved the cuttings, one by one, watching for the bracelet to fall. All the while, I was looking at where I’d been working. It would be nearly impossible to spot it in the high grass or the flowerbed rocks.
“Lord”, I said, “You know everything. So you know where every thing is, including where my bracelet is. It is not the biggest thing in the world, but it is sentimental to me. I should have taken it off, but I didn’t. Now, I’m asking you to show me where it is, and to please let it be in plain view.”
After the whole trash pile was moved, I sighed disappointedly, and looked up. There, on the decking, was the lost bracelet. It was perfectly curled on a narrow piece of wood between two wide cracks.
My first thought was, “He cares. God cares about me, and He cares about what’s important to me.” He shows me in the most tangible, real ways. Maybe He dispatched an angel to lay it there for me to find.
In the big picture it’s a pretty minor thing to lose a bracelet. It’s major, though, when God so clearly reveals his caring in the ordinary things and our everyday lives. And if God takes care of minor things like this, how much more then will He take care of us, and the important, major issues in our lives?!
Inspirational Messages, Sally I. Kennedy ©2016