Have you lost sight of the abundant ways He provides for your needs?
- Posted on Nov 18, 2019
My God will meet your every need out of his riches in the glory that is found in Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:19 (CEB)
Jesus completely provides for our needs. All of them. I stumbled over a reminder of that when rushing across campus during a conference. The terrain made the trek a challenge for my heart, lungs, legs, and the blister forming on my toe. As I pulled my wheeled briefcase to the workshop I was about to teach, I said aloud, “Jesus, I could really use a Band-Aid.”
On the sidewalk not three feet in front of me lay a pink Band-Aid. “Wow. That was quick. But I should have been a little more specific, I suppose.” The Band-Aid—used—was stuck to the concrete. I told my class the story as an example both of divine provision and the need to be specific when we pray. From the back of the room, attendees flung Band-Aids my way like paper airplanes. I wound up with more than enough to last the week. Jesus had provided in a way that gave me a story to tell and more than a handful of people to thank.
As the conference drew to a close, I hiked up the last hill to my room to pack. Guess what I found plastered to the asphalt? Yet another used Band-Aid. I pictured Jesus winking at me. I could have chosen half a dozen routes to get back to my room. But that route held the reminder that He meets all of my needs. In abundance. The joy of that reminder will “stick” with me for a long time. And I’m a little more careful about how I word my prayers too.
Faith Step: Have you lost sight of the abundant ways Jesus provides for your needs? Stick a Band-Aid as a bookmark in your Bible, perhaps at this verse. You never know when it’ll come in handy.