Saturday, December 27, 2008

Microcosm of Abundance

"Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us..." (Ephesians 3:20)

My umbrella had been AWOL for a couple of days; I had looked everywhere! Winter rain - a lot of it - had finally come. It was the morning of our planned prayer vigil outside Planned Parenthood, and I was already resigned to standing in the rain, but said a little prayer for my umbrella anyway. Within a few moments - oh joy! - I saw it hiding behind something in my closet and my spirits brightened considerably.

Double joy! After finding the umbrella, I peeked out my bedroom curtains and saw sunshine. My umbrella wasn't needed after all. God gave me a little message that day: He takes delight in providing in abundance, even more than what is needed, like a double rainbow of answered prayer.


Lavinia said...

I love your little umbrella story! Sometimes, unexpected sunshine makes all the difference to our day, our mood, our state of mind, doesn't it? I find that, at least.

Esther, may your gentle spirit be blessed richly in 2009. I want to wish you and yours, a very happy and healthy, joyful and prosperous New Year. Best wishes for a wonderful 2009~!

chimakuni said...


Thank you for a wee snapshot of God's love in your day.

(the word verification is "chases" and it reminds me of chasing Our Lord with our prayers and His wonderful answers...)