Lost and Found

Today, I am immensely grateful for a miracle that God worked out on my behalf. Allow me to explain:

I participated in another cooking class thid evening with a friend of mine, and it was excellent (seriously – lots of fun. Had it not been for this miracle situation, I would’ve been posting about tonight! However, I digress). Anyway, my friend and I met about an hour before the class just catch up, as it had been awhile since we had last seen one another.

We chatted at a nearby restaurant for about an hour, and then went to the cooking class. The class took about three hours, and when all was said and done, I headed home. I was nearly home, but realized that I needed to go to the drugstore to pick up something. It was only then that I noticed that my wallet was missing from my purse. 😮

You have to understand that this all happened about ninety minutes ago. I assumed that I had left my wallet at the cooking class location, so I called, but only got through to the voicemail system. So I immediately got back into my car, prayed, and drove back to the cooking class venue.

On the way there, I felt a prompting to call my friend, just in case she remembered something that might be helpful. She told me that I had last used my wallet at the restaurant and not at the cooking class, and that I should head back there to see if that’s where my wallet was located. I’m so grateful that I spoke with her! I had not even considered the possibility that I had left my wallet there, and would’ve been barking up the wrong tree for sure.

First, though, I went back to the location of the cooking class. Mercifully, the chefs were still there, and could confirm that they have not seen my wallet. I took the time to thank them again for a wonderful cooking class, and then headed to the restaurant.

By God’s miraculous grace and sovereignty, the server who was on duty when I was last there – more than four hours ago – was still there, and she had found my wallet! Apparently, after I left the restaurant, she had tried to find me and let me know about the wallet, but she could not find me. As soon as she saw me again, she reached for the wallet and handed it to me. I thanked her profusely and sincerely, and then headed home.

At the suggestion of my friend, I checked the contents of my wallet – I don’t carry cash with me, and any credit/debit cards that I had were still there. I also checked my bank balance, and it looks like there was no unusual activity on my account, either.

So all I have to say is this: Praise God! When I realize that I had lost a wallet, I determined that I would not worry about it. I trusted that God would work it out, and He did. I am so very thankful!

[and like the woman in the story from Luke 15, I rejoiced when I found the precious item that was lost.]

Dear Jesus, thank You for watching over my wallet this evening. Thank You also for reminding me that I had even lost the wallet. Had You not brought this to my attention, I probably would not have realized that my wallet was missing until tomorrow. Thank You for resolving the matter so peacefully.

All I can think to say is this: <whew!>, thank You, and Amen! 😀

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