When I was 11 years old, I inherited my first “job’ from my older brother. He had gotten his first part-time job, so he could not cut the grass for an older couple who were our neighbors. They were a nice couple in their 60s.
Once a week I went to their house to cut their grass or as we say in the USA-mow their lawn. The husband would come outside after I finished the back yard and we would sit down to drink a can of Squirt. Then I would do the front yard. After I finished mowing their lawn, they would have me come inside. We would sit down and to my surprise there were chocolate fudge brownies. I would eat three or four brownies and drink another can of Squirt.
The first several weeks I thought, “Wow I am so lucky that she makes brownies on Wednesdays.” I thought it was like some kind of miracle. It took a about six or seven weeks for it to dawn on me that she planned to make the brownies on the days I came. I was only 11 after all. 🙂
This true life scenario of an older couple and an 11 year old boy causes me to think about God and us.
The 11 year old boy-me- at first thought the brownies were a lucky day that could not be explained.
The 65 year old woman knew I was coming and planned for it by making what she knew was my favorite-chocolate fudge brownies. She would also let me take some home.She knew because she had asked my older brother. She planned ahead of time for what seemed like a miracle to 11 year old me.
God is always at work in our lives. When the “miracle” happens, we feel blessed, happy, joyful, and on top of the world. We do not expect the miracle. It is a blessed surprise for us, but no surprise for God.
The 11 year old-me- had no ability to bake brownies, but it was something the 65 year old woman knew well.
Miracles are things that happen that we have no explanation for other than it was God. We don’t understand it. God knows all about it. He created the universe after all.
As we pray, let’s try to remember that God is not surprised by anything. He is all knowing and has all power. He is prepared and ready before we ask.
Now if I could just convince Dawn of drawingclosertochrist.com to try a peanut butter bacon burger. That might be a miracle 🙂
Thank you for reading. God Bless.