|Here I am, wearing my new-old, free-of-charge glasses.|
- Jesus (Matthew 6)
I went to the eye doctor today, hoping my prescription for my glasses hadn't changed. I 'm extremely near-sighted, so new glasses cost $500-$700, and we hadn't budgeted for that this year.
It turns out that my eyes have actually improved over the past two years (I've reached "that age," no matter how nicely the eye doctor tries to explain it) and that was good news for my eye health. However, not-so-good news for my bank account, as it meant I needed new glasses.
And here's where the minor miracle - or coincidence - comes in. I just happened to have brought my old glasses, bought in 2005 and used only until 2007, and they just happen to be in great shape. And they just happen to be exactly the new prescription I need. As a result, I just happen to have a fantastic new-old pair of glasses that not only fit the bill but also give me a new look!
So...did all of this "just happen" as a series of happy coincidences? Or did God intervene on my behalf, creating a minor miracle?
I guess the conclusion we draw depends on whether we take Jesus' promise in Matthew 6 at face value or not. We'd all say that of course it is better to not worry, and to trust God for everything. But it's a lot harder to do that when it's your own real expense and your own real income in question.
Again, was it all just coincidence? Or was it God's promise in action? You can decide for yourself, and all of us do every day, in small and big ways, in our own lives.
All I have to say for today is...thanks be to God!