You know those times when you are just going about your day and you feel an inexplicible feeling of joy? It's as if for one solitary minute everything is perfectly peaceful.....you pause, and thank God knowing that you must embrace it, and you look up, knowing exactly where it is coming from. I'm talking about the kind of feeling that is not the result really of anything happening, it's just mysteriously washes over you. A God moment. You realize where it comes from, this small miracle in your day.
17 Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows.
But does God care about the little things that nag at us, those things we wrestle with? Those habits we can't seem to shake off? Those little circumstances in life that are petty and irritating, but annoy us nonetheless? See, sometimes we feel as if we don't want to bother God with our little stuff. We feel like He has His eyes focused on those caring for dying AIDs patients in Africa, or the persecued church in China, so He surely wouldn't bother with what we would think are "small" problems. Oh but He would....If it is a concern to us, His children, then it is a concern to Him as well.
In the parables, Jesus demonstrates that God cares about things like lost coins, lost sheep, a lost son.......And yesterday He cared about my lost earring. You see, I got some very precious earrings for my Birthday and I was on my way to get my hair done. I put the earrings on and went to the bank. When I went to get out of the car, I noticed I was missing one earring. I didn't have time to go back to the bank, so for 2 hours I fretted about it. (I confess, I prayed about it too)
After the appointment, I went back to the deserted bank and parked where I had parked before, not really expecting to find it. I retraced my steps all across the parking lot and almost turned back at the door, when I saw a little glimmer of gold right at the bottom of the entrance door, stuck in the crack! There it was!
I joyfully cupped in my hands as I danced back to the car. I know that God kept it safe for me, I know God was smiling, I know God cares about lost earrings, because He cares about me!