“And God is able to make all grace abound to you, so that always having all sufficiency in everything, you may have an abundance for every good deed” (2 Cor. 9:8).
Hey Gang: I love the neat stories of miracles that our Abba Father sends our way. We have a neat DVD series in our home titled “Against All Odds.” A reporter was commissioned to go to Israel, after the 67 war, and do research on some of the miracles that had been reported to have happened.
In one such miracle, a squad returned from a mission and found themselves in the middle of a mine field. Before taking a step, each had to take their bayonet from their rifle and probe the ground in front where their next step would be. And then a strange thing began to happen, a violent wind began to blow revealing the placement of every mine in the field.
I confess that I am a miracle seeker I love to hear stories about how God intervenes in peoples live with experiences that would fit nicely in Ripley’s “Believe it or Not”. When I heard this story, I reread it several times, for it sounded far too bazaar to be true. It is truly a neat story that qualifies for the “so the always having all sufficient in everything” classification. Check this out and see if you agree with me.
A young lassie was invited to go rock climbing with a couple friends. The problem, rock claiming was not at the top of her priority list and, frankly speaking, just the thought of it scared the tar out of her. But she gritted her teeth and said, “Yes”. On rock climbing day she attacked the course with fear and trepidation and breathed a sigh of relief when she reached a ledge where she could lean back and catch her breath; however, as she adjusted her safety line it brushed her eye knocking out her contact lens!
Okay, there are miracles and then there are miracles, but how in the world do you find a contact lens on the side of a mountain. Answer, she didn’t. But, as they prepared to continue their climb, they heard someone beneath them yelled, “Hey, anyone lose a contact lens?”
Now for the unbelievable. How did you find it? She asked excitedly. The climber told of seeing a tiny ant moving slowly across the large stone where he was sitting and noticed that the ant was carrying something. You guessed it – a contact lens! The young man was not the finder of the lens, he was simply the transfer agent used by God. It was a tiny creation of God, an ant, that was used by God to carry the lens in front of the young man so that it could be returned to its owner.
I repeat, I love the Word of God for it is one huge miracle from cover to cover; and in this day of woe, anguish, pain, darkness, when it seems every evil thing that can happen is happening, God continues to use those- who are available to His leading, and ants who are carrying lost eye lens to their owners.
I am an early riser. My built-in alarm clock goes off around five “o’clock. If I could reset it to a later time, I would not, for there is something so very special of seeing the sun peak through trees each morning. It is a daily reminder that I serve a miracle working God who has said, “Have a good day, I have you covered and remember that Even when you walk through the valleys and shadows of trials and tribulations and even death I will not leave you or forsake you.”
So, good buddies, when the rubber-hits-the-road, don’t sweat it, if God can recruit an ant to carry a contact lens and place a person in the right spot at the right moment to see and recover a tiny clear eye-lens, He most certainly can take care of your needs for this day!