Happy Friday everyone! Hope you all had a wonderful week. It has been an interesting week. I want to share something that happened to me this week. Once upon a time….(Kidding! So not writing a children’s book!😄)
Years ago, my mother received the opened heart shaped ring above. Not long after my son was born, during one of our visits home to see her, she asked if I like the ring. I said yes and she gave it to me. She said “You’re a mom now, I want you to have it.” I asked if she was sure and she said yes, so I accepted it and wore it for a few years. This week I decided to wear my “mom’s jewelry” things that she had given to me throughout the years. I put on my earrings, put on my “mom” ring, and off to work I went. The ring didn’t fit on my ring finger, but it did fit on my pinky finger albeit a tad loosely. I thought I’ll be careful and it should be alright.
Walking to the mailbox at church to send off some mail, walking through the church building, sitting at my desk working. I did all theses things and managed to keep my ring on. As I sat at my desk working, I didn’t give it a thought. It was later on when I went to wash my hands that I noticed it missing. I thought, NO, not my ring from my mother! I’ve had this ring for over 23 years! I retraced my steps, I went to the mailbox, walked through the building, checked my laptop bag, checked my purse, but all to no avail. It was gone. I had lost the ring. The whole time I was praying asking the Lord to help me find the ring. I backtrack again all the while praying and talking to the Lord. I’m telling Him that it wasn’t the ring itself, but it was the sentiment, it had come from my mom. I tell Him that I know I shouldn’t be worried about material things but…it was a gift from my mom. I ask if it were possible, could I find it. Then I’m saying “I know its stupid to worry about it, it’s just a ring, but my mom gave it to me, if it is possible can I please find it. Please show me.” So I retrace my steps once more, still no ring, so I start going through my laptop bag taking stuff out one at time. No ring. I go through my purse taking everything out, and there at the bottom tucked in a corner, lay my ring.
I started crying, thanking, and praising the Lord. And I sat in awe of the magnitude of finding my ring. It wasn’t the fact that I found it. But what it meant to find it. Of how much I am loved and because He cares so much, He showed me where to find it. I thought about what that meant to me to lose a ring that had sentimental value, to find it, and in that moment, I thought about how far Jesus goes to find His lost sheep. He doesn’t quit. He doesn’t say I give up. He keeps searching until He finds them.
What man of you, having a hundred sheep, if he loses one of them, does not leave the ninety-nine in the wilderness, and go after the one which is lost until he finds it?Luke 15:4
Jesus says in Matthew…
For the Son of Man has come to save that which was lost.Matthew 18:11
Have you had a similar experience where you asked the Lord to help you locate something and He has? How did it make you feel? I’d love to hear about your experience.
God bless and have a wonderful weekend.
6 thoughts on “Happy Friday ~ The Ring”
I enjoyed reading about your experience, Marie. It’s amazing that the ring was somewhere so close by all along. God knew this, so He sent you to the right place.
Once, when I was just scraping by as an associate pastor, I ask God to help me find some money. I needed $300 fast, and the only way I knew to get it was to sell my guitar. I told a local music shop owner my instrument was for sale, then restrung my guitar and polished it up. I sat it on a stand and prayed, “There it is Lord…” At that same moment I heard the Holy Spirit say, “I love you.”
About 5-10 minutes later, the music shop owner called. Someone was in his store looking for a guitar similar to mine! I brought my instrument to the shop and sold it to a gentleman on the spot for $400. The money was enough to cover my need, plus buy another guitar (less fancy, of course) to get me by.
God honored my faith that day and orchestrated the entire transaction!
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My brother, how awesome is our God! I love hearing how God answers prayers! What a testimony of how He hears and provides for what we need. Thank you so much for sharing your encouraging experience. God bless!
This was so awesome. I love when this happens.
One time, God helped me find a bobby pin in my yard. I was in a bad mood and said, “God, please let me find this stupid bobby pin!” and I got on the ground and it was standing up in the grass! Makes me laugh. I’m so glad you got your ring and God let it happen just for that experience with him. 🙂
“Either what woman having ten pieces of silver, if she lose one piece, doth not light a candle, and sweep the house, and seek diligently till she find it? 9And when she hath found it, she calleth her friends and her neighbours together, saying, Rejoice with me; for I have found the piece which I had lost. 10Likewise, I say unto you, there is joy in the presence of the angels of God over one sinner that repenteth.” – Luke 15:8-10
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It is wonderful how God will answer the little prayers just to remind us of His great love for us! Thank you for sharing your experience. I find it encouraging to hear others share their experiences too. God bless.
This is so so so beautiful! I’ve had so many moments like this and I have to tell you each one is such a special reminder of how God loves us!!!
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Thank you. I love He reminds us, just how much He cares for us. God bless!