Too Small A Thing To Pray For?

Sunday, February 18, 2007
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1 Peter 5:7 – Casting all your care upon Him. (KJV)

One day a number of years ago, a cousin of mine, his wife, and their three children were picking wild cranberries on an island in the Saskatchewan River. Accompanying them was the elderly uncle of my cousin and me, who was living in a tiny house in my cousin's farmyard, and who was being semi-cared for by him and his family. As darkness began to fall and they gathered at the car to leave for home, my uncle discovered with alarm that he had somehow lost his glasses. Everyone went back to look for them, but to no avail, and regretfully, they had to leave for home without them.

Some days later, the family returned to the same area to pick cranberries again, and as everyone fanned out with their pails, my cousin's wife offered up a silent prayer that even now, one of them might still find the lost glasses. It seemed almost impossible that they could even remotely hope to find them, as the picking area was mostly choked with dense underbrush. However, after a couple of hours of picking, my cousin's wife happened to glance down at one point, and miraculously, she spotted the lost glasses caught up in a tangle of branches!

Is a pair of lost glasses too small a thing to trouble God about? Not at all! If something is important to us, it is important to God. The truth is that God wants us to trouble Him — to trust Him — with every aspect of our lives. And nothing is either too big or too small!

In her book,Peace Of Mind: Daily Meditations, World War II prison camp survivor and Christian writer, Corrie ten Boom, says, "Any concern too small to be turned into a prayer is too small to be made into a burden."

Prayer: Thank You, Lord, for inviting us to bring all of our concerns to You, and help us to be ever aware that You are always there for us — even in the small stuff. Amen.

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