Saturday, February 1, 2020

February 1

My husband and I had a short break before our winter guest took over our vacation home on Little Gasparilla, and were able to spent several days there relaxing and enjoying the water and the beach. It can be a bit of a chore going to and from the island, since there is no bridge; you must either take the pontoon ferry, or go by boat. In most cases we take our boat, so we are free to come and go on our own schedule. We were at the marina unloading, and getting ready to go home when Richard, my husband handed me the keys to the car; in all the commotion of trying to deal with the dogs, I lost the keys. I unloaded every bag I had, hoping that they had fallen into one of them, but that was not my luck, they were nowhere to be found, so we concluded that they had fallen into the water.

Richard, who is a brilliant man, asked the dock attendant if they had a large magnet. As  the attendant went to see if they had a magnet, Richard decided that he would get into the cold, dark water, and dive down. He made it down a couple of times with no luck, then the man came back with a magnet. After what seemed like just a few minutes of fishing with the magnet, Richard found the keys!! 

God’s provision comes in many ways, and one of his ways is to give wisdom to those who ask. In that one instance of wisdom, he provided us with the keys, a ride home, fellowship with the man who found the magnet, then a tip, and praise for that man. Don’t be quick to think that things are coincidental; when you trust in God, he is there to help.

If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask God, who gives generously to all without reproach, and it will be given him. James 1:5

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