"O give thanks unto the LORD; for he is good: for his mercy endureth for ever." - Psalm 118:29
The year Larissa turned nine years old, was one of the last few years we were living in Texas. That year I bought her a pair of shoes, which soon became one of her favorite pairs.
One week she wore them to church. Church at the time was actually a enlarged living room in the Bible Worker's home. As we entered the house along with various other families, Larissa took off her shoes and left them outside, totally forgetting about the resident dog. The Bible Worker's family had just bought a new puppy. This puppy was quite a mischievous one, and it found particular pleasure in chewing shoes. Quite many a pair of shoes had "mysteriously" disappeared from the porch, only to be found somewhere in the yard, later on, completely mangled.
The service ended, and we were leaving the house. As we opened the door, Larissa looked for her shoes, and to her surprise and disappointment, her shoes were destroyed and chewed to pieces. Naturally she was very upset, and her day was dampened. Also leaving, were a few church friends who ended up noticing her sadness.
The days passed, and in the middle of that week, my husband walked to our mailbox, and in it he found a package. The package was addressed:
When Larissa opened the package, she found a brand new pair of shoes that, although they weren't the same as the ones that had been ruined, they still left her happy, grateful, and feeling blessed.
As my husband examined the package, he said, "Today Jesus passed by my house, and I didn't see him."We soon figured out who had put the package in our mailbox, it was one of the families that were there at church on that day.
Today when Jesus passes through your life, may your eyes be opened to notice Him. He can pass by your life, as in our case, through a friend, or perhaps through the smile of a child, through the song of a bird, or through the fragrance of a flower. Don't let His presence pass by unnoticed. And remember, He can make everything right. Every situation, if you allow Him, He can fix it.