St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church
The very hairs of your head are all numbered. Matthew 10:30
We know that God leads us in the big decisions, but he who numbers the hairs on our head also nudges us on small things, too. I know that, but sometimes I forget. I have a large plastic storage container on my deck, for keeping pillows, beach towels, and cushions for outdoor furniture. The little twist-tie I use to secure the top of the container to the body had worn and come off. I told myself I’d buy some pipe-cleaners and try those as ties. Days went by. Several times, I clearly heard an inner prompting to do something to secure the closure of that storage unit. I should have recognized that voice.
After a heavy rainstorm, I went out to the deck to pick up plants that had blown over. The top of the storage unit was ajar. At first, I thought only the towels and pillows on top were wet. Then I realized—rain had poured into the storage box and soaked everything. Two inches of rain-water sat at the bottom. It was a miserable job to empty the unit, turn it over to drain and dry out, dry the cushions, and launder everything else. If only I had listened to all those promptings, those nudges from God. Let us listen to God in the little things as well as the major ones.
©Carol Dean Henn