by Macy Johnson
“Lord, you establish peace for us;
all that we have accomplished you have done for us.”
(Isaiah 26:12 NIV)
I entered 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.
I showed 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.
When I 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.
After my 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.
I gently 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 day.
I will look for manifestations of the kingdom of God all around me today. I hope you will, too!