Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Lent Day 24: Abundance

We don't always get what we expect. Sometimes we get ... MORE. Much more!

I've been looking for a wooden dollhouse for our granddaughter: she's been carrying around a few miniature furniture pieces and she organizes things. So I thought a dollhouse might be fun for her.

We never got a callback from the people with this one.

I was really disappointed. It looked like exactly what I wanted.

Today I browsed CL again. For half the price (and half the distance of travel), I saw something else:

The seller happily included TWO dollhouses (the small one on the right is like the original one; the big one is 2 1/2 feet tall!), furniture, dolls, stairs, a garage, a truck, and other extras ... for $25.

Once in a while, God pours such abundance on us that we shake our heads in wonder. Though this time was just a dollhouse (or two) for our little Miss K, I'm smiling at God's generosity.

Like every other blessing God pours out, this was undeserved. Unexpected. And completely cool. A little detail gone completely over-the-top.

All of us have memories of God's surprises. What favorite gift or occasion still reminds you of God's interest and love?

Read more:
*Once more I will astound these people with wonder upon wonder; the wisdom of the wise will perish. Isaiah 29:14 NIV

*[Jesus said,] "You can ask for anything in my name, and I will do it, so that the Son can bring glory to the Father. Yes, ask me for anything in my name, and I will do it! …

  "At that time you won't need to ask me for anything. I tell you the truth, you will ask the Father directly, and he will grant your request because you use my name. You haven't done this before. Ask, using my name, and you will receive, and you will have abundant joy." John 14:13–14; 16:23–24 NLT

*God added his testimony by signs and wonders and various miracles, and by gifts of the Holy Spirit, distributed according to his will. Hebrews 2:4 NLT

Moravian Prayer: As we move through and reflect upon this day, O Creator of all, help us to notice all the wonders of your world and to remind others of those incredible gifts. Amen.

1 comment:

  1. From my friend, Terry Green:
    For our 25th Anniversary, we decided to renew our vows and have our children stand with us.

    Our youngest daughter asked, "Mom, I never got to be a flower girl. Can I have some flowers to hold?" She wanted white roses.

    Of course I answered "Yes."

    The big event was on Friday, I stopped by Costco on Monday and Wednesday to pick up supplies and stopped to check the flowers. Both times I prayed, "Lord, you know on Friday, I need some white roses. Thank You."

    On Friday there were two bunches of white roses for me to choose from.

    My lesson? If God cares about the color of the roses, why would I ever think He cared any less about any other part of my life?