Thursday, March 12, 2009

Be Careful What You Pray For

A few days ago, an incident happened that I don’t believe was a twist of fate. Some may not think anything of it, but it meant something to me.

I was at a local bookstore looking for inspirational inscribed pocket coins, tokens, or stones to purchase for myself and for my husband.

I found a large basket filled with small pewter tokens that were exactly what I had in mind. As I was looking through them, I noticed there were probably 40 or 50 different sayings or quotes on the coins, such as “With God All Things Are Possible”, Guardian Angel, Courage, Believe, Faith, etc… I prayed that the perfect words would jump out at me and I would know instantly which ones to buy.

With great difficulty, I was rifling through the basket, while trying not to drop my other purchases I was holding under both arms. I was getting discouraged because I had stood there searching through them for a quite a long time and could not find the exact words on the coins that spoke to my heart. I just knew that I wanted to find something extra special for us that seemed fitting, and nothing was making an impression on me.

I had almost given up, and decided not to purchase any of them when I accidentally knocked the basket over, quickly catching all but two coins that fell onto the floor and rolled under the table.

I whispered a silent prayer of thanks that not all 500 of them scattered across the floor, and I jokingly thought, Okay Lord, I didn’t mean for them to literally jump out at me but whatever those two are on the floor I’m taking these for us.

Image my surprise when I turned the two coins over…What are the chances they were identical, and were exactly the words I needed from Him? A coincidence, I think not.

Moral of the story, be careful what you pray for, you just might get it as miracles happen, and that's what I am counting on.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for your prayers Debi. I really appreciate them. By the way, those little coins are neat. I have one that says Hope.