Monday, March 25, 2013

Seeing God in the Little Things

If you were to take a real peek into my heart and mind right now you would see that things are a bit cloudy; things just don't make sense like they used to.  And you might also see that God isn't making Himself as plain as He once seemed to.  It seems to just be the nature of grief.  C.S. Lewis said it this way:

The time when there is nothing at all in your soul except a cry for help may be just that time when God can't give it: you are like the drowning man who can't be helped because he clutches and grabs. Perhaps your own reiterated cries deafen you to the voice you hoped to hear.  - A Grief Observed 

But I have been trying.  I read this in my Jesus Calling devotional on March 12:

Because you are Mine, you don't just pass time in your waiting.  You can wait expectantly, in hopeful trust.  Keep your "antennae" out to pick up even the faintest glimmer of My presence.

I felt challenged after reading that and so my "antennae" were up.  And I wanted to share with you a little blessing the Lord gave me.

A couple of weeks ago Micah and I stopped at the children's consignment shop we frequent.  It was one stop on our long list of errands that morning and I really had no intention of staying for long - drop the stuff off and go, that was the plan.  

While the employee was looking over my drop-off Micah and I went to his favorite spot in the shop - the back corner where they have toys.  And more specifically, a little toy he calls his "motorcycle".  It's actually a stationary bike, but whatever.

He was playing back there on his motorcycle and I happened to look over my shoulder and see a crib mattress.  It was priced at $19.99.  Not a bad price for a crib mattress, I thought.  It seemed to be in pretty good condition and I would likely (hopefully!) be in need of one in the near future, so I decided just to go ahead and purchase the mattress.  Simple enough.

I signed the papers for the items I dropped off and let the cashier know I wanted to purchase the mattress.  She asked if I wanted to check to see if I had credit on my account, which I did, and asked if I wanted to use it to purchase the mattress, which I did.  After she applied my credit to the transaction, do you know how much I paid for that essential piece of baby gear?


Isn't that amazing?  I had to smile and thank the Lord numerous times for that little gift to me.  All may seem quiet on the front, but God is very much at work.  And I'm glad He gave me a little peek that day.


  1. That is so cool!! I love how you have the room set up.

  2. I love little moments that make us feel so blessed! I'm glad that you are able to see them even in this time of cloudiness.

    1. Thank you Sarah. Light always has a way of coming through.

  3. Our God is alert to every opprotunity to demonstrate His amazing love!But of course, we have to be on the lookout to notice...just as you are, Sarah!

    1. Thank you JoAnn. Trying hard to keep focused on those good things.