Wednesday, March 02, 2011

Jewel # 80 (March 2, 2011)

To my dear grandchildren,

The Lost Money

A few summers ago we spent a weekend at a cottage on a lake with all our children and grandchildren.  They all had a happy time jumping off a large inflatable dock into fifteen feet of water.

William, one of the dads, had stuffed a carefully folded fifty dollar bill into his bathing suit pocket.  In the fun of pushing and shoving each other off the dock the pocket with the money in it became torn.  At the end of the afternoon, William noticed that the money was missing from his torn pocket.

William called his two boys aside and told them about the lost money.  They decided to pray about it, with faith believing what God has promised in Luke 11:9-10, "ASK, and it shall be give you: SEEK, and ye shall find; KNOCK, and it shall be opened unto you.  For every one that asks, RECEIVES; and he that seeks finds and to him that knocks it shall be OPENED." 

After they finished praying about the matter, William swam out to the floating dock and dove into the clear water.  When he came back up to the surface, he had the lost money in his hand.

After returning to the shore, he said to his sons, "Let's kneel down and thank the Lord for helping us find the money."

For the whole family - children, parents and grandparents - that answered prayer was a wonderful lesson on the readiness of the Lord Jesus to answer quickly when we need help right now.  If you were to ask any of the children who were there that day, "Does God answer prayer?" they would probably answer,  "Yes He does, and sometimes very fast!"  


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