Our Unexpected Journey


I know that God is a God of detail......I have only to open my eyes and look around, and I see it everywhere.  But every once-in-a-while something happens that just adds an exclamation point to that!  I've just had one of those "somethings" happen.

I have a favorite pair of earrings that I wear all the time. They have special meaning to me.  A few days ago I lost the very tiny "back" of one of those earrings.  I had been wearing them all day, and I had been to so many different places during the day.  I didn't notice until late afternoon, when I felt that the earring was loose, that the back was gone.

I looked as many places as I could, but it felt very unrealistic to think that I could find it.  I did pray though!!!  I "poured" out my heart to God as I've written about recently.  I told the Lord that in the big scheme of things it wasn't very important, but it would mean a lot to me if He could help me find it.  It's a particular size to fit these earrings, so I didn't know if I could replace it.  It seemed impossible to even see such a tiny piece, much less be able to find it.

Days went by without finding it.  I had been to a therapy appt. that day, and I asked the therapist to look.  She had looked everywhere without success......and then a few days later she found it under a cabinet.  She just "happened" to see it.  It's SOOOO tiny!

You can imagine how my heart was touched by this.  It was a sweet, personal reminder of how God loves details.....of how He's concerned about the details of our lives.  I would have still believed that if I had never found the little gold backing - but it was such a special, personal reminder to my heart.  It was a miracle - not an earth shattering one in terms of what it was - but a special miracle to my heart of God's love and care.  I'm still blown away!!

And if God can help me find that tiny, tiny gold earring back - I keep thinking how much more He can answer the really "important" prayers I'm lifting up to Him.  My faith is encouraged.  My hope is strengthened.  My prayers have increased.  My heart is expectant.

"And when he comes home, he calls together his friends and his neighbors, saying to them, 'Rejoice with me, for I have found my sheep which was lost.' "  Luke 15:6

"'Or what woman, if she has ten silver coins and loses one coin, does not light a lamp and sweep the house and search carefully until she finds it?"  Luke 15:8

"Why even the hairs of your head are all numbered.  Fear not; you are of more value than many sparrows."  Luke 12:7

"What is man that You take thought of him, and the son of man that You care for him?"  Psalm 8:4

"He will not allow your foot to slip; He who keeps you will not slumber."  Psalm 121:3

"The kingdom of heaven is like a treasure hidden in the field, which a man found and hid again; and from joy over it he goes and sells all that he has and buys that field."  Matthew 13:44

The God of detail who knows the very number of hairs on our head is also concerned about all the details of our daily life.  The awesome God of the universe, the Creator, is also a personal God!  He cares about each of us.  He hears every prayer we offer up to Him, and He is watching over us.  I'm so grateful for His loving, personal care - and for His answering a sweet prayer that I lifted up to Him.