God is in the details
by Bev Arnold
Something about the spring season makes me want to wear pink. I'm not a pink gal. No way! But, I always get this urge, every year, especially near Easter. So, off I went, traipsing around stores. The cute pastel dresses were gone in my size. Blah! As I meandered through one store, I walked past the shoes, purses and - "cue lights," "ta-da," - there was a floral coral scarf for a low price! Score! It was the perfect accessory for my black dress.
Hmmm, a jacket or sweater would be perfect to go with this ensemble. I was off to the next shop when I passed a thrift store - why not! I wanted something inexpensive. After all. . .I only wear pink during this season. There it was. In the sweater aisle - my size, almost mint condition, a light coral sweater for a fraction of the price! It matched my scarf exactly!
Seriously! I had to tell at least two store clerks about it! We rejoiced together and they couldn't believe that I matched this very unique color!
Our Good Heavenly Father knows how to lift our day by providing just the right thing to make us smile. Perhaps it’s a visual lesson that He will take care of us, just like He cares for the birds of the air or dresses the lilies of the fields (Luke 12:24 & 27).
That shopping trip was a wonderful reminder from the best sermon ever … “do not worry about your life, what you will eat; or about your body, what you will wear. For life is more than food, and the body is more than clothes." (Matthew 6:25)
Jesus gives a warning to His followers not to be like those who worry about what they will eat or wear. He goes on to say, “Be dressed, ready for service, and keep your lamps burning like servants waiting for their master to return from a wedding.…” (Luke 12:35)
It’s not about the sweater or scarf. Apparently, that day, I needed to know that I matter! The Creator of this beautiful world and coral colors put a smile on my face. I thought of Him the rest of the day, feeling like His special little girl who wanted a ‘spring color” to wear. I wanted to tell the world how much God loves us! He cares for us! He sees us! He knows what we need!
Onward and upward gals! Let’s get out of the racks and tell others about the love of God! I’m rejoicing in Him and not the dress.
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