Refreshing Honesty

A couple of weeks ago, I mentioned that I had lost my debit card, and was thankful to God that I was able to report it lost, and that no fraudulent charges had been reported. I then got the card replaced, and things have been fine ever since.

I thought that was the end of the story.

Not so! Allow me to provide you with some background….

So I check Facebook periodically – mostly to extend birthday greetings to people in my network, and to occasionally scroll through the news feed to see what is going on in my friends’ lives (and in the world, too). Usually, I check Facebook on my iPhone, and since I refuse to use the app, I log in using my browser.

On rare occasions, I log into Facebook from my laptop, as I did this evening. When I did so, I saw that I had an unread message notification from a woman whose name I didn’t recognize.

“Great,” I thought. “This is probably some scammer. What messed-up Ponzi scheme is she pushing today?”

Still, I was curious, so I decided to open the message.

If you can believe it, a kind-hearted woman found my debit card, and had taken the initiative to find me on Facebook to make sure that I knew I had lost my card. She had done so right when the card was lost, but since I didn’t see the message notification until today, I only just connected with her.

I knew that she was legitimate, because she provided the exact geographic location of the place where I had originally lost my card. No random Ponzi schemer would be able to do that. The shady Ponzi schemer would have just taken the card and start ringing up illegitimate charges on it.

Anyway, the woman has been holding onto my card for this whole time, patiently waiting for me to respond. I thanked her for her thoughtfulness, and let her know that I had indeed replaced the card and had notified my bank that the old one wss lost. She then responded, “So should I go ahead and shred it, then?” My reply: “Yes, thank you. I really appreciate your thoughtfulness. God bless you!”

And that was the end of the exchange.

When I tell you that God is in the details of my life, I am not joking. Not only did He protect my lost debit card from fraudulent activity, He made sure that it ended up in the hands of an honest woman who simply wanted me to know that the card had been misplaced.

Her message touched my heart. And my God never fails to touch heart in surprisingly thoughtful and loving ways each day, too.

Here is my prayer for today: Dear Lord, I thank You again for Your providence over the smallest areas of my life – the things that almost seem to be too inconsequential to mention to You. However, I did pray that You would protect the card when I realized it was lost, and You answered swiftly and powerfully. Not only did You protect my lost debit card, You ensured that it landed in the right hands, so that it would remain safe.

I ask for a special blessing upon this woman, whose refreshing honesty and integrity really touched my heart today. I do not know if she knows You personally (as You know, she did not respond to my “God bless you” remark), but regardless, I still ask that You place a hedge of protection around her life and the lives of her loved ones, too.

Thanks again for being so concerned about and responsive to the smallish details of my life. You are a good God, indeed! In Your name I pray, Amen.

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