God Works in Strange and Mysterious Ways!

Recently a friend asked me to expound on what I meant when I wrote my post Oh! Those Golden God Moments! https://wsforchrist.com/?s=Golden+God

An example came about this past weekend.

Here in Wisconsin it was to become bitterly cold on Monday, with daily high temperatures down to about 17 degrees below zero, and wind chill temperatures of 45 degrees below zero (Fahrenheit).  I work many late evenings, and I tend to be a procrastinator on some of the mundane things of life.

Friday evening as I was working late, I felt a strong urging to go out and purchase a lottery ticket.  This has never happened before.  I have never craved or felt that inner dog that I sometimes associate with God’s urging to go out and purchase a lottery ticket.  Was this it?  Was this the big one?  Was God going to make me rich?  As I worked, I caught myself dreaming a little about how I would spend all that money.

After I left work I headed straight for the supermarket, where I could hardly wait to purchase not one, but two Mega Millions lottery tickets.  The second one, of course, just in case the first one failed me.

While I was there, I stocked up on the essentials I would need to get me through the cold spell.  I purchased milk and bread, or course.  Chicken was only $1.79 a pound, so I loaded up.  I bought some snacks, and even the ingredients for a new recipe I wanted to try.  I left the store with a cartful of groceries.

Well, I got home just before the 10 o’clock news.  I waited, with great anticipation to confirm that I indeed had the lucky numbers.  Well, nothing.  I didn’t match even one number.  Bummer!  I felt momentarily let down and disappointed.

But here it is Tuesday, and the cold snap is almost over.  Had I not stocked up on groceries, I might have found myself scrounging around the house for an egg and a piece of crusty bread.  Instead I found myself living like a queen and cooking some great meals.

Yes, God got me to go and stock up on food, but shamefully, it took the lure of becoming an instant millionaire to get me into that supermarket.  God certainly does work in strange and mysterious ways.  Have faith.  I did!

W.S.

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