In my May 18, 2013 blog, I shared about treasures. For years some personal items, more sentimentally precious than priceless, had disappeared from Elaine and Don. In addition to her physical losses the last four years, the strange disappearance of treasured keepsakes brought her additional heartache.
Recently, I had felt led to pray for some specific sign of hope from God to spring forth in Elaine’s life. I did not request what that sign to be–just a specific action of God bringing encouragement to her heart.
About a week after celebrating their anniversary, Don was looking for something Elaine had requested. He opened a particular chest and found the items that had been missing for years. The keepsakes, being precious to them both, birthed unexpected hope and joy through their discovery.
Only God knows how those items turned up as Don had searched years ago for the lost items without success. Suddenly they turned up in a place he never even remembered placing them. Regardless, God heard a prayer request for encouragement which was answered in a most mysterious but divine way. Praise God for miracles big and small that demonstrate His ongoing love for His children!