The words “Becky, I don’t know where my purse is!” stopped me in my tracks. The look of horror on my mother’s face spoke even louder than what she was saying. We had been shopping at the Mall all morning, and she was just getting ready to make her last purchase of the day when she made the startling discovery. I immediately ran to the store’s customer’s service, but no one had turned in a lost handbag. Our hearts sank….
I found a seat where Mom could rest while I attempted to figure out what to do. “Stay here and pray. Let’s try not to panic,” I assured her. However, as I thought of her losing not only her money, but driver’s license, credit cards, etc., I felt my own panic start to set in.
I located a saleswoman who offered to contact Mall security. When no one answered, she gave me directions to the security office, but as I started out the store, I happened to spot a Mall cop. After hearing my dilemma, he made a call and learned that in fact someone had turned in a purse. It was being held in a store next to the bench Mom and I had been sitting on earlier. I was sure it was hers. I think the Lord wanted us to know that it was neither luck nor coincidence that got Mom’s purse back. As I looked at the badge on the Mall cop, engraved was the name (I’m not making this up)…….. J. Christ.
It’s easy for us to forget how much God cares about the details of our lives. Scripture tells us that even the hairs of our head are numbered (Matthew 10:30). Such is the love of our Heavenly Father. It’s a truth we would do well to remember….
A truth that will carry us through everything from lost purses to widespread financial meltdown. A truth that surpasses the Dow Jones, fiscal cliffs and looming debt ceilings. As our nation’s future appears increasingly gloomy these days, it’s all the more reason for us to recall the words of Jesus and know what is much more valuable.