By: Missionary Russell Kidman
Does God Care about the Little things in life?
Matthew 6:6-8 "But thou, when thou prayest, enter into thy closet, and when thou hast shut thy door, pray to thy Father which is in secret; and thy Father which seeth in secret shall reward thee openly. But when ye pray, use not vain repetitions, as the heathen do : for they think that they shall be heard for their much speaking. Be not ye therefore like unto them: for your Father knoweth what things ye have need of, before ye ask him."
Yesterday a man here in Colt Arkansas lost his only companion, his little dog. He was so discouraged & heavy hearted searching everywhere he could think of, yet no dog. He covered the Church grounds calling out... but no answer. How often does our Heavenly Father do the same for us and we stay silent just as this little dog did. We get trapped by sin and even though we hear the Father calling we do not respond. My heart went out to this man, who is also a Veteran, as he went home broken hearted!
Shortly after he left I heard a faint bark (a cry for help) and began my own search of the Church grounds. However my search also resulted in finding no dog. My mind was on this man and his missing dog, which kept me from going to sleep. I prayed for the Lord to help me find that dog! All of a sudden it came to me so I said to Cathy, come on I know where the dog is! We hurriedly got dressed and out the door we went. There are several out buildings that he had been working under and so we opened up the skirting of the first building, but no dog. However as I began to open the second one... we could hear the dog moving around underneath. As soon as I got the access open a very cold and scared little dog came out and ran right to Cathy"s arms. We called her owner at 1:30 a.m. in the morning and he was thankful we did! We kept her until the morning and they were both VERY HAPPY to see each other!
Isn't that what Soul winning is all about. Helping a lost soul find their way back to The Master, The Creator, The Saviour? What Joy it must bring our Father when we led a lost Soul to Him!
Yeah... GOD CARES!!!