So I took an exercise class this morning, and I brought along a water bottle (an admittedly flimsy one) that I purchased only yesterday. Anyway, the water bottle was holding up just fine at home, so I assumed it would be fine at the exercise studio.
Not so! Within a couple of minutes of the class starting, the bottle began to leak something serious. 😮 I hurriedly grabbed the leaky bottle and dashed out of the room.
When I arrived in the lobby, I quickly made my way outside and dumped out the water (for the environmentally-minded, I poured the water into a plant); I then ditched the broken-and-useless water bottle before heading back into class. Regrettably, the studio was out of bottled water, so I had to content myself with a little carton of coconut water (it did the trick, though!).
As I was driving home, I thought to myself, “I need to buy myself another water bottle.” Still pondering this thought, I stopped by my mailbox to see if anything interesting had arrived. To my surprise, there was a key in my mailbox, which let me know that I had received a package. I wasn’t expecting anything, so I was curious to see what it was.
What I found was a smallish rectangular box from one of the ministries that I support. I assumed it contained a calendar, and so I tucked the item under my arm and headed back to my apartment.
When I got around to opening the package a few minutes later, I was stunned to discover the contents:
A water bottle!!!
Well, technically, I think it’s some sort of thermos or coffee tumbler, but since I don’t drink coffee, I’ll pretty much only use it for water.
I mean only God could arrange for a [free] water bottle to materialize in my mailbox only an hour-and-a-half after I broke the first water bottle in my exercise class.
And the best part about it is that there’s a Bible verse on the new water bottle/thermos/tumbler! That’s a first for me.
Anyway, I was so delighted that I called the ministry and told the representative on the telephone the whole story. I thanked the ministry for sending me the bottle out of the blue, and of course thanked the Lord for minding all of the Ps and Qs in my life – even the little ones.
Seriously – what God is so attentive to and concerned about me that He even makes sure that I have a new water bottle, barely two hours after breaking the first one?
Oh, and by the way – this water bottle is totally high-end and great quality. It’s like God was telling me, “Not only can I surprise you, but what I have for you is so much better than what you seek after yourself.”
So there you have it – the Great Water Bottle Miracle of 2017. It’s official: God really is in the small things – what I refer to as the “lowercase” Ps and Qs – of my life. I’m very grateful!
My prayer today is a simple one: Dear God, thank You for this miracle today. There is no other word for it – it’s a miracle.
The water bottle is perfect! Every detail is high-quality, and it’s sturdy, too. I also love that there is a Bible verse on it.
Thanks for being in the small things of my life – for showing up in perfect, just-in-time ways that both confound and delight me. While there are still several areas of my life that are unresolved, this business with the water bottle isn’t one of them. 😉
I appreciate Your thoughtfulness, as always (and I know this water bottle won’t be leaking anytime soon!). I love You, Lord. In Your name I pray, Amen.