Monday, July 18, 2016

Bread Crumbs and Toaster Waffles

“Consider the ravens: They do not sow or reap, they have no storeroom or barn; yet God feeds them. And how much more valuable you are than birds!” –Luke 12:24

One day on our walk Lexi discovered a stack of toaster waffles under a tree. Toaster waffles?!? I pulled her away and commanded, “Leave it.” We continued walking, but I kept wondering about those waffles. What were they doing there? Who put them there? Why? I’ve seen whole peanuts and bread crumbs scattered around the base of trees, presumably provided for birds and squirrels. Perhaps the waffles were supplied for wildlife, too. Not quite what the sparrows were expecting, I’m sure! Jesus assures us that God will provide for us as he provides for the ravens. Yet he doesn’t always provide quite what we were expecting. Sometimes we expect bread crumbs and get toaster waffles. Sometimes we’re surprised by what God leaves for us to discover. I doubt the birds and squirrels turned up their noses at the toaster waffles; Lexi pointed her nose straight for them. We, too, should be grateful for whatever God supplies.

Dear God, Thank you for what you provide for me, even when it’s not what I was expecting. Amen

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