So my friendly neighbor came over this afternoon with a Coke in one hand and some fun cookie cutters in the other. I love when she just pops over. She always has a huge smile and a kitchen gadget to share. She is the reason why you are seeing more baked goods on my Facebook page. I’m re-charged about cooking and baking again.
How did God know that I needed her to stop in this afternoon? He had a greater plan than just sharing conversation and cookie cutters. While showing me the cookie cutters a few fell onto the wooden floor and rolled under the big round chair. So, I pulled the chair out only to scream “Eek!” as I tried to hop onto the chair. She just laughed at me and said, “Here, grab my coke and get me a paper towel.” I ran to the kitchen, grabbed what she needed, handed it to her and hopped back onto my safety zone, the couch.
She gently got the little 1 inch gecko onto the paper towel and brought it outside. Once the critter was released and the door was shut, I was able to come down off of my safe spot. I’ve seen these little guys outside and they really don’t bother me but inside??? Um, that’s a horse of a different color.
After a good hearty belly aching laugh, we proceeded to visit for a spell.
She has since gone back home and as I was working on my book, I had to take the time to reflect on this funny incident. Had she not come over, I would have found that little critter at some point, possibly in a shoe, which that thought kinda grosses me out or worse yet, my dog might have gotten a hold of the thing and … Oh I don’t want to think about it!
God always shows up at the right time. It can be at a Bible Study, during a meeting, a church service, or when sipping coke with a friend. God knows our every need. He knew I would have freaked out if I were home alone. I might still be on the couch! Remember, I’m not from here. I don’t know such things as gecko’s. He also knew I needed a good laugh and some friendly fellowship.
God provided for the physical need and the emotional need as well. He is sufficient in all areas of our lives.
But they who wait for the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles; they shall run and not be weary; they shall walk and not faint