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God and the “Little Things”

By Pastor Casey Higgins
 


“Are not two sparrows sold for a penny? Yet not one of them will fall to the ground outside your Fathers care. And even the very hairs of your head are all numbered. So don’t be afraid; you are worth more than many sparrows.
Matthew 10:29-31
 
Years ago I had one of those moments that amazed and thrilled me by God’s involvement in the “little things” of life.
 
Our daughter Kim was just two years old and was already having to wear glasses due an eye problem.
 
Now keeping one’s two year old and their glasses together can be a problem. Such was the case on this particular day.
 
It was a warm summer day and Kim along with a group of neighborhood children were playing in and around the house. The splash pool was set up and the kids were making full use of it. Finally, the time came for the other children to go home and we were getting Kim dried off and dressed when it became apparent that her glasses were missing. They were not with her play clothes or in her room. So, I started the search. We searched all the usual places in the house and then outside around the house and yard. No glasses could be found. We repeated the search checking more carefully. Still nothing! Questioning our two year old produced the expected “I don’t know” and “I can’t remember” responses.
 
Finally, I turned to God in a simple but very heartfelt prayer. “Lord,” I prayed, “Please lead me to wherever those glasses are and help me find them.”
 
This time as I walked through the house and outside where the children had been playing, I just asked God to help me be attentive to His leading. Then, as I went behind the house, I felt led to search under the raised deck. Stooping over, I worked my way underneath it until glancing up I spotted a pair of small glasses sitting atop a support beam. I was in the only location one could be to see those glasses. With an overwhelming sense of gratitude and awe that God had cared enough to answer a prayer about such a “little thing” as a pair of missing glasses, I made my way back into the house and gave Kim her glasses. God does care about us and all our concerns.