Yesterday, my daughter and I spent the entire day together. It is rare that we can carve time together and this time was one of the best! We went to Glen Arbor, our favorite summer getaway, had lunch and shopped in the village’s quaint little shops; topping this peaceful, sunny day off at the beach with a picnic. It was a tranquil day that was healing to my heart, and that’s right where I’ll keep it!
The Lord gave my daughter something else to remember from that day. A glimpse at how much He cares for us, by an answer to prayer that only He could do!
As we enjoyed our picnic, in a sheltered space that was surrounded with beach shrubbery and hidden from people, a sudden little gust of wind took our grocery bag away. It was held down with a heavy object but this didn’t seem to bother the wind as it quickly snatched it from us. Before we could get up and down to the water, it was already out way too deep and steadily heading out in spite of the waves heading in. It bothered me that we had just littered, but there was no way to reach it as we watched it, amazingly, continue to stay afloat. I was troubled that my receipt went with it, thinking that my name was probably on it. It troubled me so much that I prayed and asked the Lord to bring it back, and then commanded it to come back to me, in Jesus Name! By now 20 minutes or more had gone by and we had walked up and down the beach, continuing to marvel that we could still see the bag bobbing on the waves; as far out as our eyes could see.
I was standing on the edge of the water when I looked down, just as a receipt arrived from the water and met my toes.
You know, my name wasn’t on that receipt after all, but everything I had bought was. It was my receipt, and it spoke volumes to my daughter about answered prayer. About our wonderful Lord, who loves us so much that He cares about the little, seemingly, insignificant things–significant enough to bother us.
That’s our King!
His Name is Jesus!
“Cast all your anxieties on him, for he cares about you.” I Peter 5:7
“Truly, truly, I say to you, he who believes in me will also do the works that I do; and greater works than these will he do, because I go to the Father. Whatever you ask in my name, I will do it, that the Father may be glorified in the Son; if you ask anything in my name, I will do it.” John 14:12-14