I had a fun day of shopping yesterday. From Aldi’s to Kroger and Target, I meandered my way through my lists. It was when I got to Target that something unexpected happened – my emotions got hijacked!
As I was walking through the store, I passed the children’s shoes and I saw a pink box, labeled, Sam & Libby. That box immediately took me back to the time that God provided shoes for our older daughter, as miraculously as when Jesus fed the 5,000 on the hillside.
When our girls were growing up, it seemed that finances were nearly always a huge issue (can you relate?!). We home-schooled, so we had the expense of books and curriculum, as well as the normal expenses of doctor visits, dental bills, piano lessons, insurance…you get the picture. If I’m not mistaken, I believe the need for Whitney’s shoes fell at Easter. We had no money to purchase something for her, so I did what I always did – I prayed.
To be honest, I don’t remember all the specifics today -like how long we prayed and waited, but I do know that used an individual who ordered and had shoes shipped to our house! God provided for her; they were Sam & Libby shoes – beautiful and perfect in every way!
Yesterday when I saw that box, my heart flooded with gratitude again, even after all these years.
“Lord, you have always taken care of us! Thank you!”
came the cry from my lips and my heart, right there in the shoe department in Target. Someone walking by probably thought I was upset that they didn’t have what I needed, but oh no – I DO have what I need. I had it in all my yesterday’s. I have it today, and I’ll have it in all my tomorrow’s because I have a God in heaven Who hears my cries and answers prayer!
For all those answers, I’m so glad there was a need, so I could witness my God at work in this family’s life! It’s also a sweet blessing when a pink shoe box transports me back to the memory of His great love and provision for us! What an awesome God we serve!
Do you have a need today? It’s not too great OR too small for God. Take it to Him and then trust and wait for Him to answer in a way that will be perfect!
Call unto me and I will answer thee, and show thee great and mighty things which thou knowest not. Jeremiah 33:3