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.
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?
*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.