by Macy Johnson
“I will give you the treasures of darkness, riches stored in secret places,
so that you may know that I am the Lord,
the God of Israel, who summons you by name.”
(Isaiah 45:3 NIV)
“Do you know the Muffin Man?” The tune to that children’s song swirled in my brain as I made rounds to close up the house for the night. But my words instead were, “Have you seen my muffin pan?”
My husband said he put it someplace different, realizing it might be difficult to locate. We searched everywhere. I resolved to baking cornbread in a cake pan. Whenever it crossed my mind, I asked God to please reveal to me where the lost pan was hiding.
On a trip to Publix I searched for a muffin pan. Jeff said if I got a new one, the old one would suddenly appear. God told me to wait.
As I climbed into bed with that tune in my head, I pictured the cabinet next to the dishwasher. It has vertical slats to stand cutting boards on end. I shoved the thought aside, because I had checked there. Then it dawned on me to check again with a flashlight.
I climbed out of bed, seized the flashlight near the front door, got on my knees, and shone the light into each slot, inspecting every inch of space. Could it be? Yes it was! Shoved behind two large wooden cutting boards was my muffin pan! Only God could have revealed it to me.
I carefully placed the pan in a conspicuous spot where I could easily find it next time I want to bake cornbread muffins. It is with all my other baking pans, right where it belongs.
I will trust God to reveal things hidden in secret places. I hope you will, too!