Rosalind's Key to the Money Drawer
Rosalind Goforth returned to her home in China utterly worn out after four days of speaking to unruly crowds at an outstation. Her husband was away, and her one thought was to get to the station where her youngest children were in school. She knew a few days with them would recover her energies better than anything else.
But when she reached home, she could not find the key to their money drawer. The train would leave the next morning at ten o'clock, and she could not go without the money.
As soon as she had supper, she started searching everywhere, in drawers, pigeonholes, shelves. After hunting for two hours, until too exhausted to hunt any more, she suddenly thought, "I have never prayed about it."
Stopping just where she stood by the dining room table, she lifted her request to Jesus. "O Lord, You know how much I need a rest; You know how much I long to see the children; pity me, and lead me to the key."
Then, without wasting a step, she walked through the dining room, hall, and women's guest room into her husband's study, to the bookcase, opened the door, slipped two books aside, and there was the key. In her book How I Know God Answers Prayer, Rosalind wrote, "So near did the Lord seem at that moment that I could almost feel His bodily presence. It was not that I remembered putting the key there, but He led me there."
Thank You, Jesus, for your tender care over the details of our lives.
"What is the price of five sparrows-two copper coins? Yet God does not forget a single one of them. And the very hairs on your head are all numbered. So don't be afraid; you are more valuable to God than a whole flock of sparrows" (Luke 12:6-7).
Memory Verse for August
"Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love. Make every effort to keep the unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace" (Ephesians 4:2-3).