It’s been awhile, and for that, I apologize. I’m committed to doing better in the future.
Sometimes life gets in the way of our plans, and that has happened to me in recent months. Yesterday, however, something happened that I feel compelled to write about. I have no picture for this blog – that’s probably a blog no-no, but it is what it is…
I hear with hearing aids, and have to change the batteries weekly.
Batteries of any kind are dangerous if swallowed, and hearing aid batteries are tiny and can be easily swallowed by small children or animals. I’ve known this since 2007 when I began wearing hearing aids, and I’m extremely careful to never leave the batteries where they can be a danger.
Yesterday, as I changed my batteries, both of the old ones dropped to the floor. All three of my dogs were in the room.
I, of course, panicked and screamed for them to get away, all the while searching the floor for the batteries.
The hound dog was looking for something to eat, and licking the floor near where the batteries had hit. I saw one of the batteries immediately and retrieved it. The second battery was apparently playing hide-and-go-seek, and had hidden itself quite well.
Through my panic and tears, I ushered the dogs from the room, as I prayed that none of them had found and eaten the missing battery.
Now, some may think God is too busy to care about things like this, and that I should never have prayed.
Scripture says that God knows the number of hairs on my head. (see Luke 12:7) If that’s true, and I believe it is, then God cares about ALL the things in our lives – even when we drop two tiny batteries on the floor and our pets are nearby.
As I walked back into the room, I saw the battery in full sight even though I hadn’t seen it before. A miracle!
You may say that I didn’t experience a miracle yesterday, and that’s your prerogative. However, for me it was a miracle, and I fell down before God and gave thanks.
Miracles happen each and every day. Some big, some small – all miracles. May each of us be aware of, and thankful for, the miracles that happen in our lives.
See you next time…