…God showing up…again

THE EARRINGMarch 10, 2017

“Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them.  Are you not much more valuable than they?  Who of you by worrying can add a single house to his life?”  Matt. 6:26, 27

I have what many people refer to as, great ‘travel hair’; very low maintenance, very dry, and carefree.   I have really super dry hair, so I only wash my hair every few weeks.  It is long, thick and takes a full 24 hours to air dry.   Yesterday was our day off, so I decided to wash my hair.  All went as usual, went to bed, up the next morning, off to run errands, when I noticed one of my five earrings in one ear was missing.  I was driving, so I scanned my brain for where it may be.  Hummm, lets see, the night before I washed my hair, so more then likely, it is down the drain.  And if it didn’t make the drain, this morning I washed the new pup, swept the floor and mopped it, then washed the van…there was no way I was going to find that tiny earring.  So I went about my day trying to find another earring for that hole, as I didn’t want it to close up.  I said a quick prayer about it, but really didn’t want to bother God with such trivial things matters.  I had been dealing with a lot of stress over some fairly important things with the center.  I had to fire someone and the backlash of that has been just short of frightening.  Their behavior has been shocking, and I have spent a lot of time praying and meditating on the situation.  It hasn’t gotten any better since fall, and in some ways worse.  I hate to, and won’t question God on this, I know that something will happen, and ‘light’ will shine to show truth.  But when you are in the high tide of troubles, sometimes you just don’t see God in all of it, you wonder, why these troubles, when all you have tried to do is bring Jesus to the world.  Praying to God for ‘break through’ with some people; I didn’t want to bother God with this earring matter.    But as I went about my day, I would mutter a prayer, here and there, and look, but not finding anything…

As a tidied up in the kitchen, I thought of my coat hood, and that maybe the earring was in there, but as I reached for my coat to check the hood, I saw something just under the kitchen table on the freshly swept and mopped floor.  My EARRING!  So blown away for this, as God cares about even such small details that we don’t want to bother Him with, He is ready and waiting for us to call on His for His intervention.  He knew I had been struggling, and He was assuring me that ‘he’s got it covered.’

Luke 12:7

Indeed, the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Don’t be afraid; you are worth more than many sparrows. 

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