Several years ago, our oldest daughter was applying for scholarships during her senior year of high school. One application was due to be postmarked by January 16th. The sixteenth of January was a Saturday that year, and Monday was Martin Luther King day, and post offices were closed. On Monday we realized she had not submitted the application in time for the envelope to be postmarked in time. I was very angry that she had missed the opportunity as normally she was extremely responsible. There was no way she’d be considered for the scholarship. As the realization of the cost of college was sinking in, I became even more stressed about the situation.
As I was ranting about irresponsibility, and how there no way the envelope would be post marked in time, I felt a voice tell me to send it anyway. On Tuesday morning, January 19, I gathered the envelope and headed to the post office to be there when they opened. I was first in line, holding the envelope that should have been mailed on Saturday. As I handed the teller the envelope, I asked if it would be postmarked today. The teller picked up the postmark stamp, looked at it and said, “yes”. He stamped the date and looked down in shock. With an apologetic gasp, he said, “oh no! It says the sixteenth! I must have looked at it wrong and thought it was the nineteenth. I guess we didn’t change it on Saturday. Will that be a problem?” “Um, problem?? No, the sixteenth will be just fine. Thank you!”
I stood there amazed, not because I don’t know that God can do big miracles, but because He cared about something so small to show me He’s still in the miracle business. God took a situation that seemed impossible and completely turned it around. God is just THAT kind of God.
If we can trust Him in small miracles, we can trust Him with big ones, too.
Trusting Him for a HUGE miracle!
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