An offbeat thing happened this week and I’d love to get your feedback. It was a little thing, really, but got me thinking.
As a backdrop, you may know I’ve been working on a new devotional for months, and have lately been focused on the topics of healing and restoration. To me, they go hand-in-hand, although they are entirely different blessings and deal with differing degrees of wound care and scarring.
Anyway, here I was immersed in scriptures and modern day examples of Papa God’s omnipotence and power when I went in to take a shower. Since I was in a hurry, I decided not to wash my hair and reached for the trusty pink shower cap I’ve used since 1983 (or thereabout). Now the poor thing has long ago lost its elastic capabilities and sort of drapes over my head like a cheap plastic tablecloth. But this time, when I plucked it off its hook and aimed it at my head, it actually gripped my forehead, as if the elastic band had suddenly come back to life.
Without a moment’s hesitation, I thought, Well, isn’t that wonderful? God healed my shower cap! Thanks, Lord!
It wasn’t until a few minutes later when I was standing beneath the cascading water reaping the benefits of my resurrected bathing buddy that I realized how odd it was that the Almighty would expend healing energy on such an insignificant thing as a shower cap, and even odder still that I would immediately default to the conclusion that He had, unabashedly accepting the miracle with gratitude.
Like miraculously repairing a swatch of dead elastic was as normal as finding my toothbrush sitting in its designated holder. Simply a routine experience of everyday life.
I was both surprised and pleased that my subconscious expectations have apparently expanded to include the everyday miracles that I call grace notes as part of the routine life of a believer. Even after I inspected the shower cap and discovered a hidden safety pin that I’d apparently applied to the elastic band and then forgotten about, my delight was undiminished that I would immediately conclude that when it comes to my needs, however small, Papa God is there, He’s aware, and He cares.
And He is not above intervening. Even with something as insignificant as a shower cap. If it matters to us, it matters to Him.
So what are your thoughts? Do your expectations include everyday grace notes? Why or why not? You can either PM me or answer below if you don’t mind sharing your own thoughts and experiences with our trusty community of BFFs.
Oh, and with it being the new year, I always like to remind you that if your women’s or civic group (or someone you know) is looking for an event speaker this year on the topic of stress management (or chocolate!), please share my name and contact info with them (you can refer them to my speaking pages at my website, www.DeboraCoty.com). I’d love to come love on you and your peeps and would be happy to answer any questions and book the event before my calendar gets full. Many thanks!