The Lord is teaching me many things.
The other day, I was walking across campus, when I saw some quarters and nickels and dimes strewn on the ground. I bent down to pick them up, but they didn’t come up. “Somebody probably glued these here to get a good laugh,” I thought. My cheeks must have flushed a deep red as I slowly stood up and peeked around to see if anyone had seen me. Nobody was there, so I bent down again, and taking a penny, I began trying to scrape the larger coins off of the pavement.
After a few minutes with no success, I began to feel foolish. I stood up, and as I walked away I thought sadly, “I’m walking on perfectly good money.”
Finances have been tight for me lately, and even getting in extra hours at the office, I don’t know how the LORD will provide. Yet, in that moment, the LORD whispered something beautiful to me.
“You’re walking on a few quarters and dimes, but my streets are paved with the purest gold!” A smile brightened my face as my heart began to grasp the truth He was teaching me. Not only was He telling me that His resources were endless, but also that He saw my financial need.
He sees the $7,000 I need to go to Africa this summer. He sees the $17,000 in college debt. He sees my need for a job when I return to the United States in August. The LORD sees and is able!
Our heavenly Father is a gracious provider.
Maybe He’ll send me a brick of pavement!
A friend of mine suggested that the glued down coins might have been part of a project for psychology class. Haha… maybe some class will get to enjoy a candid video of my antics. 🙂