If you’ve ever lost a smart phone, without insurance, you know the pain your wallet feels to replace it.
This misstep just didn’t make sense.
She was on the phone, driving up West Street, two minutes before it was last used, on our son’s birthday this past May.
We had a typical gathering to prepare for, with grandchildren and great nephews and nieces.
I just figured one of the very little ones picked it up and pitched it under a piece of furniture.
Then came the clue.
I was in the driveway as my wife pulled up this week.
As she opened the door to her car, I saw her new phone on the seat between her legs, as she slid to the left to exit, it bounced onto the ground.
“I know where your phone is my dear…it’s under one of these bushes.”
So confident was I, it was two days before I crawled under and grabbed the lost device.
Of course the power had drained out, but it was in a case and laying deeply under the base of a large shrub.
We had hope, in spite of three inches of rain since May.
You guessed it, the thing recharged perfectly and runs like new.
So very often, in our pride, when we turn away from God and disobey, we’re like that lost phone.
Separation from Him, even when we think we’re close, causes decay and heartache.
When we turn back to Him, (sometimes through hints or clues) we realize how well equipped we were and even more so, how talented our Creator must be to keep us from total failure.
Mark 4:32-32 says it best about the Kingdom of God:
Again he said, “What shall we say the kingdom of God is like, or what parable shall we use to describe it? It is like a mustard seed, which is the smallest of all seeds on earth. Yet when planted, it grows and becomes the largest of all garden plants, with such big branches that the birds can perch in its shade.”