Wednesday, December 24, 2008
A Christmas miracle indeed. I got another glimpse of the Lord's tender mercies for His children this holiday season. I was getting ready to pack up my things and leave my house within the hour, when my neighbor knocked at the door. She said, "I received a package for your house today." I replied, "I don't think that it is for me, who did it say it was for?" She said, "I don't remember the name, but come over to my house and get it." We slowly crossed the icy street and as we were about to enter her house, I saw a man in a small white truck check out the address on my house and quickly stop. He jumped out of his car and approached my door, and I called out, "Hi, are you looking for people in that house." He replied, "Yes, a package should have been delivered here (motioning to my house) and I have been trying to track it down since 7am this morning. I replied, "well, the package was delivered here at this ladies house, and I am pretty sure its not mine, so come in and get it." We all walked into the house and the man examined the package (Dell Laptop) and sat down next to it and with his arms around the box, he started to cry, my neighbor and I just stood there and stared at this stranger as he wept. He said, "I wouldn't be so emotional, but I didn't get any sleep last night because of this, and I have been trying to find this package all day, I thought I would run into unreasonable people or not find it. It is a customized pink laptop for my wife and I am so glad it is here." My neighbor and I exchanged glances and then I said, "It's a Christmas miracle, do you realize that if you would have come even a minute earlier, I would have not even known about the package that came for my house, but was dropped off here at the neighbors. I would have known nothing about it!! And, if you would have come later, I would have been gone! Also, if my neighbor would have come tell me a little later then you also wouldn't have received the package, you must have been praying!" As I was pointing out the perfect timing of it all, I knew that the Lord was aware of this man's predicament, and he made it all work out. I started to think about how often I have witnessed the Lord's hand in my life, and how each time it leaves me in awe of God's love and tender care for me and everybody else. I was overwhelmed in my heart by the Lord's hand in this man finding his wife's pink computer, that was shipped to the wrong house in the wrong city, then dropped off at the neighbors house, and not signed for at all, and then randomly all 3 of us came together at the same minute. I really tried to communicate the awesomeness of the circumstance to this man, but He didn't seem to receive what I was telling him, but I knew who was behind it all, and wanted to share with everybody that the Lord was in the details of this small Christmas miracle. Elder Bednar said "... the Lord's tender mercies do not occur randomly or merely by coincidence.... and it is often the Lord's timing that enables us to recognize and treasure these important blessings." And so I will treasure this small Christmas mercy, indeed.
Posted by Captain Super at 3:41 PM