Spiritual Sight

On my 21st birthday (years ago), my mother gave me the wedding ring my dad had given her. It was both the engagement ring and the wedding band. It wasn’t soldered together, but I wore it in two pieces. It didn’t really matter to me what the ring looked like, and it was beautiful, but it held sentimental value.

One afternoon I looked down and discovered the ring was missing from my finger. I searched the entire house. I looked for days. I looked everywhere. I even got down on my hands and knees and combed the shag carpet with my fingers, inch-by-inch.

No matter where I looked, I just didn’t see it!

I prayed and asked the Lord to help me find it. I had even asked a few friends and my husband to pray and agree with me for it to turn up. Two weeks passed and still—no ring! I was running the vacuum sweeper and happen to look down to see the ring—both the engagement ring and the wedding ring together. Over the last two weeks I looked in that exact spot too many times to count. My husband and my sisters helped me look as well.

And He said to him, Go, wash in the Pool of Siloam—which means Sent. So he went and washed, and came back seeing (John 9:7 AMP).

In that particular moment, my eyes were opened and I was able to see the ring in the shag carpet. Whether I was blind to the ring up to that moment, or if angels found the ring and dropped it there, I really didn’t care. I was thrilled to have what was lost, found.

Many times in my life I remained blind to God’s truth until He restored my spiritual sight. I don’t want to miss anything God has for me. I pray He opens my spiritual eyes to understand Him more each day.

“Amazing grace! How sweet the sound that saved a wretch like me!

I once was lost, but now am found, was blind, but now I see.”

~John Newton, 1772

Bread from Heaven – the Miraculous He Will Do

The same God we serve today performed many miracles recorded in the Bible. These accounts are detailed for us that we may know who God is and the miraculous He will do. God does not change. The God you serve today is the same One who rained down bread from heaven to feed the children of Israel.[1]

The Israelites didn’t need food for lack of planning. They brought what they could with them, but they had no idea how long they’d be in the desert. When the food ran out, they complained to Moses, and he asked God about it. God gave them meat in the evening and bread in the morning with the condition that they only take what they need for that day.

He wanted to be their miraculous provider.

When some of the people disobeyed and kept the bread into the next day, it became rotten. God desired for them to trust Him for their needs daily. God faithfully sustained them for 40 years in the desert with meat and bread from heaven, until they reached the Promised Land.

Growing up, my family didn’t have a lot of extras, but the Lord made sure we had what we needed—and sometimes gave us things we wanted.

Then the Lord said to Moses, “Behold, I will rain bread from heaven for you (Exodus 16:4 NKJV).

It’s nothing we’ve done to deserve the things He gives. His rich mercy and love compels Him to pour out blessings to us.

“God doesn’t owe us anything—

yet in His grace, He still gives us good things.”

~Billy Graham

[1] Malachi 3:6