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Monday, November 7, 2011

I've Got Your Back

I try to be careful to grab every bag.  But, this time I didn't.

I grabbed 2 bags from the store counter, but left the third.  I got home, showed off my new purchases to my husband and didn't even realize I was missing something. 

But, Someone else knew.

The next morning, I had to run to the grocery store and the only time I had to fit it into my schedule was at 7am in the morning.  I never go that early.  But, this time I did.

As I got out of my car, I looked up and saw the cashier from the store I was at the day before. 

"Funny meeting you here,"  I said, wondering if she recognized me.

Her eyes lit up. 

"You left your bag yesterday!  I tried to stop you in the parking lot but it was too late, you had drove away.  I can't believe I'm running into you now.  I never come to the grocery store this early."

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Someone had my back.  He always does.  It was no coincidence that I happened to run into her.  I never shop that early and neither does she.

I can list multiple times that things like this has happened.  Things I know that were not orchestrated not by me, but by a Father who is keeping His eyes on me and caring for me. 

Like the time, years ago, when I left my purse on the top of my car.  (Yep, I have been that brainless at times!!)  When I got home, I couldn't find it and didn't even remember leaving it on the top of my car.  But Someone else knew.  I remember it was one of the first times I ever asked God to truly help me.  I said a small prayer.  "God, help me find my purse that has so many things in it that are important to me."  It wasn't but a minute later that the phone rang.  It was a woman who was looking for the owner of a purse she found in a parking lot!  I was stunned.  I knew God had my back.  And, I not only got it back, but nothing was missing from it.  God had protected the money, the documents, the photos and everything else. 

That day, I realized two things.

1) God is not only real, but hears me and responds to my prayers.

2) God cares not just about the big things like running the universe, but also the little things that are big to me

He's got my back.  Yesterday, today... and forever. 

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