Blessings in the Little Things

A friend sent me this story, and I wanted to share it today. Mostly because I am without inspiration at the moment, but also because sometimes it’s the littlest things that can make the biggest impact. We just have to look for the lessons in the moments.

Every Sunday I have the blessing of being “a gatekeeper in my Father’s House” aka a greeter at one of the side doors. I love my job. I’m so thankful my church sees value in this broken old lady.

My friend comes out and asks me to see if I have a pin or clip in my magic mom bag (aka purse). I’d just cleaned it out the day before.

But, I dig. Her adult daughter had shown up to church with a dress cut low. She needed mom intervention.

I dig to the bottom and out I pull a blue paperclip I had never seen before.

If God can feed people Manna from nothing, He most definitely can put paperclips in my purse.

If God can put paperclips in my purse, He most definitely can give me His strength to conquer this mental mess.

Exodus 16:14-15, 31(NLT) – When the dew evaporated, a flaky substance as fine as frost blanketed the ground. The Israelites were puzzled when they saw it. “What is it?” they asked each other. They had no idea what it was. And Moses told them, “It is the food the LORD has given you to eat. … The Israelites called the food manna. It was white like coriander seed, and it tasted like honey wafers.

Psalm 28:7(NLT) – The LORD is my strength and shield. I trust him with all my heart. He helps me, and my heart is filled with joy. I burst out in songs of thanksgiving.

2 Corinthians 9:8(NLT) – And God will generously provide all you need. Then you will always have everything you need and plenty left over to share with others.

John 1:16(NLT) – From his abundance we have all received one gracious blessing after another.

Many blessings,

PS. My husband is doing well. The doctors said his heart did not suffer any lasting damage or scarring. Thank you for your prayers.

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