Wednesday, April 02, 2014

HE Knows What's in my Freezer

Saturday I was grocery shopping. When I got to the frozen vegetable isle, I walked up and down it four times - progressively slower with each pass. I was looking for pearl onions for the chicken pot pie I'm going to make this week, but I just couldn't find them.
At first I took my usual brisk stride down the isle, then I walked slowly, then slower, until I was eventually going step, step, pause and scan; step, step, pause and scan. Finally I decided, Whatever! I don't really need those onions, anyway.
And I walked over to pick out the ice cream. (Where I was much happier to spend time lingering until I found just the right flavor...)

Were it not for the goodness of God, I'm sure I wouldn't have thought about those onions again.

But God is good (All the time!) and I did think about those onions once more.

I was back home, putting the groceries away when it happened. I opened the freezer, picked up a basket, and got a great big smile on my face.
There before me was half a bag of pearl onions.
I totally forgot I had them.
But God knew.
With every step I took in the frozen food section at Meijer, God knew I already had what I needed in my freezer.
Were there really no pearl onions at the store? Or did HE just keep me from seeing them?
I don't know. And, honestly? I really don't care!
The fact of the matter is, as I looked at the bag of pearl onions in my freezer I had an overwhelming sense of peace. It was as if God were saying to me, See, Karen? I pay attention to every.thing. I know when you sit and when you rise. I perceive your thoughts from afar. I discern your going out and your lying down. I am familiar with all your ways. I even know what's in your freezer!

And I asked myself, If God is that much into the details, why do I ever worry about my life?



Kaira said...

Love it!

Joanna said...

Ahhhhh.... feel like I got a hug from God right there with that reminder. Thank you!

Karen Hossink said...

Kaira - I'm glad. :)

Joanna - That makes me so happy!