We should always keep in mind that we have a Friend in God. He is a
righteous God, but He is also a forgiving, merciful, compassionate and
loving God. He lifts us up when we fall and comforts our hearts when we
are heavy laden. The Lord has promised that He would never leave us nor
forsake us and has given us His Word and Spirit that we may confidently
stand strong in Him and know that All Will Be Well. With God by our side,
no problem is too big and no obstacle is too difficult. He is an ever
present help in trouble and a protector to those who rely on Him. Be
encouraged to trust the Lord with your life and stand confident that He
will be with you to lead you and protect you. (Proverbs 18:24) (Psalm 46:1)
I hope this message challenges and inspires your heart to know that God is
never too busy to hear your hearts cry and He will comfort you in your time
It was not uncommon for her to be shut out of the warmth of her family. On
this particular day, in the twilight of the eve, with large snowflakes
dancing and falling around her, she searched the cold, soft, blanket of
snow beneath her boots for her mitten.
Traces of tears welled up in her eyes, softly spilling over long lashes
and trickling down her little face, making it even harder to focus on her
desperate search. She was 10 years old and had lost her mitten and could
not come into the house until she found it. The crisp biting wind and cold
caused her to shiver through her thin jacket. Never had she ever felt more
abandoned or alone and as the sad tears streamed rivers down her face she
searched and searched. But the mitten could not be found.
With little hope and no one's help she knelt in the halo of a street lamp.
And on her knees she cried out to the one person she had heard truly loved
her. Her simple prayer “Jesus I cannot find my mitten. I cannot go in
without it. If You love me, please help me find it...please” must have
melted the heart of God.
But for her, it seemed even He was silent, no one cared, and she had been
cast aside once again.
In the hush of the moment, she began to rise...now embraced by a cloak of
darkness with the exception of large flakes of snow swirling around her.
Illuminated by the glow of the lamplight, she heard no answer and felt so
But wait. As she went to brush the clumps of snow off her knees, time held
its breath, and she in her amazement gasped. For there on one knee, stuck
to the snow, was her one gray mitten she had lost.
How could this be?
But it was!
Did God move the mitten so she could find it? Did He direct her to the spot
so it could be found? Only He knows the answer. But to this little girl all
she knew was that for the first time in her young life, she actually felt
like she was loved; loved by the One who promised to love her and be with
her always and be her friend, Jesus whom she had asked into her life maybe
6 months before.
I cannot describe to you the gentle joy, the stillness and warmth, and
peace in the heart of this little girl as she knocked on the door of her
home and asked to be let in, knowing she had her mitten in one hand, and
an extraordinary experience from God in her heart; a gift from Him that
would be a light to her for the rest of her life.
How do I know this to be true? I know because I am the little girl, now
grown up with children of my own. It is still the gift I hang onto today,
having seen more grief in my lifetime than I care to dwell on. Looking
back and reflecting I remember this one special moment, and all the other
times since, that He has been with me and shown me that He cares. He sees
the sparrow fall, and mittens too.
Thank you Jesus!
By Linda Denise Moser
Read and meditate on these scriptures:
Psalm 32:7-8 “Thou art my hiding place; Thou shalt preserve me from
trouble; Thou shalt compass me about with songs of deliverance. Selah. I
will instruct thee and teach thee in the way which thou shalt go: I will
guide thee with Mine eye.”
Psalm 91:1-4 “He that dwelleth in the secret place of the most High shall
abide under the shadow of the Almighty. I will say of the LORD, He is my
refuge and my fortress: my God; in Him will I trust. Surely He shall
deliver thee from the snare of the fowler, and from the noisome pestilence.
He shall cover thee with his feathers, and under His wings shalt thou
trust: His truth shall be thy shield and buckler.”
Psalm 34:1-4 “I will bless the LORD at all times: His praise shall
continually be in my mouth. My soul shall make her boast in the LORD: the
humble shall hear thereof, and be glad. O magnify the LORD with me, and
let us exalt His name together. I sought the LORD, and He heard me, and
delivered me from all my fears.”
Psalm 91:14-16 “Because he hath set his love upon Me, therefore will I
deliver him: I will set him on high, because he hath known My name. He
shall call upon Me, and I will answer him: I will be with him in trouble;
I will deliver him, and honour him. With long life will I satisfy him,
and shew him My salvation.”
All of these scriptures can be found in the King James Version Bible.
Today’s Selected Poem: THE PROMISE
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Today’s Selected Testimony: FATHER KNOWS BEST
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In Christ’s Service,
God’s Work Ministry