My one year old grandson Zachary and I made a short trip to a grocery store in Harrisburg, NC. It wasn’t a store I was familiar with; so it took us about 30 minutes, versus the fifteen it should have taken. After paying and heading toward the door; I realized I couldn’t find my keys. I had intentionally carried a very small bag and they were not in the bag. I checked it about three times, thinking my eyes were deceiving me.
I’ve never considered myself an alarmist; however, I think I alarmed the whole store regarding my plot. Although panic- strikened; I began to retrace my steps. In the produce section; I saw a woman wearing a shirt that said PRAY. I asked this dear saint; “Wearing that shirt; I’m assuming you believe in prayer?” She said yes. I asked; “Will you please pray I find my keys?” She said yes again.”
I continued my search to the meat department. I had earlier spoken with three different people, in the meat department. No one had seen my keys. Looking under floor shelves; Zach and I revisited every aisle we had walked down. It was noon; so Zach began to protest our length of stay.
I went out to my car; thinking I may have possibly dropped them. NO KEYS! I called my husband Ben; asking him to go home from his office in Charlotte, to retrieve the spare set of keys. Mercy, what a day.
Not two minutes after I called Ben; I felt something hanging from the front of my pocket-less pants. My shirt had hidden this precious sought after treasure. “Thank you Jesus,” I said out loud.
I did go back in to tell the “check out girl” I had found them. I told her to tell those who had helped me look. Praise the Lord!
Through the years, I have prayed for people to find lost things. Lost rings, lost animals, as well as lost keys, have been found through prayer to a God who knows where all things can be found.
The woman’s prayer from the produce section; was answered very quickly. I should have gone back in the third time to tell this dear lady, thank you, Reasoning that I could not drag Zachary back into the store one more time; I did not. I pray God Himself affirmed to her that her prayers matter. I felt like one of the nine lepers that did not go back to tell Jesus thank you.
Prayer in Motion:
Lord, thank You for sending saints into our lives that truly believe in prayer. You are an amazing God. I will never get over, how the God of our salvation, brings answers to prayer. I love You Lord! In Jesus Name I offer up this prayer.