by Macy Johnson
“Lord, you establish peace for us;
all that we have accomplished you have
done for us.”
(Isaiah 26:12 NIV)
receipts into the computer one morning and abruptly stopped myself. The amounts
on two gas purchases caused me to jump up from my desk and take them downstairs
to my husband. Jeff was carrying a bucket to the dock to retrieve four catfish
he had caught the day before. It was fish-cleaning time.
Jeff the receipts. We had each purchased gas for our cars the day before at the
same station, and the amounts were identical, down to the penny! He announced,
“Must be a God thing!”
I cross Hwy
441 every time I drive to the nearby town of Madison. It is a major highway to
Athens, home of the University of Georgia. Eighteen-wheelers barrel up and down
the Madison bypass, hoping to avoid stopping for local yokels on Hwy 278.
approach that traffic light from the east, almost every time the signal turns green
and allows me to flow through the intersection, no braking is required. I slip
under that go-ahead light praising God.
walk one morning I stopped by our fig tree. Small green fruit, about the size
of hickory nuts protruded in groups from the towering limbs. When I turned to
walk back to the house, something caught my eye. It was a beautiful, large,
brown fig the size of a baseball hanging loosely and alone on the branch.
squeezed the brown sphere as it gave just slightly in my grasp. It was ripe for
picking. I thanked my heavenly Father as I sliced and enjoyed it for lunch that
look for manifestations of the kingdom of God all around me today. I hope you