Thursday, September 30, 2010

Jewel # 68 (Sept 30, 2010)

To my dear grandchildren,
She Needed a Quarter 

Many years ago, a lady boarded a bus and a moment or two later the conductor asked for her fare.  Reaching for her wallet, she suddenly discovered she didn't have it!  She looked all through her purse, but the wallet wasn't there. She realized then that she must have left it at home on the table when she took out the quarter for her bus ride that morning.  The bus driver told her she would have to get off if she couldn't pay her fare.

It was a hot day, and she was miles away from home.  What could she do?  Seeing a park across the street, she went over to sit down on a park bench so she could think what to do. 

She was stumped, but then she remembered she had God to turn to for help!  She would tell Him about here problem.  Opening a pocket New Testament she carried, her eyes fell on Philippians 4:19, which was underlined:  "My God shall supply all your need according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus."

Her need at that moment was a quarter for bus fare for her ride home.  She closed her eyes and told the Lord Jesus about the problem, and immediately she was sure that her "need" would be supplied.  How?  She did not know, and that did not matter - God knew.

As she sat on the park bench, she began to trace letters in the gravel path with the point of her umbrella.  She traced the words, "God is love."  As she was writing the last letter, her umbrella point turned up a quarter in the gravel, and her heart gave a big thump - there was the quarter she needed!  She closed her eyes again and thanked God for showing her the quarter.  He had supplied what was needed for her bus fare home.

No need is too small and none is too large - the Lord is able to supply them all.  Whether you are a little person or a big person, do you have a problem in your life?  Talk to the Lord Jesus about it, and count on Him to supply your need.  

"This is the confidence that we have in Him, that, if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us" (1 John 5:14).

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