When I was in the seventh grade, I read a story in Guideposts Magazine© entitled “Good things come in small packages”. I wasn’t a Christian at the time, but the story had an impact on me.
In the last few days, I’ve seen God’s hand is some little things. In the grand scheme of things, these encounters are small, but to the individuals involved, these were huge. Yes, I often see His hand in my daily life, but sometimes these wonderful touches just jump out for more attention. I am reminded of the Sparrows in Scripture.
Matthew 10:29-31 29 “are not two sparrows sold for a farthing? and one of them shall not fall on the ground without your Father. 30 But the very hairs of your head are all numbered. 31 Fear ye not therefore, ye are of more value than many sparrows.” (KJV)
Recently, I was on the phone with my daughter, and she couldn’t find a birthday gift for her son from a friend. I prayed out loud for her, and within seconds, she found it. A day of so later, again on the phone with that same daughter, I couldn’t find the software to reinstall my printer. While I grumbled out loud she prayed silently! You guessed it, within seconds, I located the disk in a place I had already looked. Thursday found a girlfriend at the shop to pick up her watch from having the battery replaced. She had called ahead to say she would be there within minutes, not knowing she was about to get held up by a traffic accident. As she walked up to the shop, she saw it was closed and the employees were walking away. As she turned to leave, someone questioningly called her name. She replied with a “yes” and was handed her watch at no cost with a Merry Christmas greeting!
Serendipity? Luck? Happenstance? I don’t think so. God is calling each of us to trust Him. Trust him for eternity, trust him for your health and well being, and trust Him even for the small things. You’ll not be disappointed – just look at the sparrows.
© 2013 Cat Brennan