Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Humbled

It was a small dime, sitting in the middle of the parking lot. While normally I would have been happy to find it, today it brought me to tears.

I heard this morning that my employment letter was done. Rather than wait the 3 or 4 days it would take to get it from one company location to another, I opted to drive to our other campus and pick it up. The plan was to pick it up and then take it to be apostilled. I wanted to wait while they apostilled it, which I knew would take a little while. As I was walking out to the car, I realized that I had used almost all of my change for parking meters on our last trip to apostille. Well, I thought, God will just have to provide. I figured I could run in, drop off the documents, and then wait for them to be done in the car. I thought my few nickels would be able to handle that.

And then I saw the dime. And God reminded me that he even cares about my little problems, like change for the parking meters.

I went and picked up my employment letter, but it was yet again not right--the date on the letter and the date of notarization did not match. So I waited for a new one, which was able to be done while I was there. I took the two new, correct copies and went for apostilling. I found a parking space and got out of the car with my precious two documents and my few nickels.

And then I saw the remaining 44 minutes on the meter. More than enough time for the apostilling. I cried as I hurried across the street.

The apostilles are done. Our dossier is complete. And I am humbled by a God who loves me so enormously that He would die for me, and so intimately that he cares about my lack of change for parking meters.

Still no power in the other house. It is supposed to be turned on tomorrow, but it's warm enough tonight that you don't need to pray for the radiators. ;) Thanks for helping us keep them insulated.

11 comments:

Christine said...

How awesome!

Diana said...

Neat story! Thanks for sharing. To me, it's those sweet, quiet little miracles that speak the loudest and leave the biggest impressions on my heart.

Debbie said...

I praise God for His precious care for you and all of us! Congratulations on getting your dossier done! We are right behind you...I hope and pray. I might be e-mailing you with questions...LOL!

Tina said...

So good to hear this and to remember that God reaches "down" to us and provides in those small and meaningful ways. I am encouraged.

Michelle said...

this is touching... we had a similar instance where a man saw my panic and paid our meter... God is with us all. He goes before you!

Sarah Halter said...

Amen

Tami said...

I LOVE how He works!

Jill said...

It's true. God knows our needs, doesn't he? Thanks for sharing. Great job on getting that employment letter - I know it was stressing you out.

his wife, their mama said...

How awesome; brought tears to my eyes. To know that He made the ultimate sacrifice for us, yet the littlest thing, something that in the moment means tons to us, He provides as well. We truly serve an AWESOME God!

MamaPoRuski said...

The truly amazing part is that your eyes were open and heart ready to hear and see from God! Thank you for sharing! God bless your continued journey!

Julie said...

I love the little gifts God gives us. It happens so often. But, it takes a special heart to know that it's from Him and give Him the praise for it. Thank you for sharing.