Those Lost Earrings

"Years ago my parents bought me a pair of earrings with my birthstone in them," wrote Niada Stoneburner. "The value in them was that my parents had given them to me. About eight years ago, I took my earrings off and laid them on my dresser, and the next time I went to put them on, one of them was missing.

"I looked everywhere for it and after a week of looking I figured the sweeper had gotten it. For some reason, probably sentimental, I kept the single ear ring. Then about four years ago, I had the same type of event happen with another earring.

"Last week I was working on a sewing project and I heard in my heart, 'Sort out all your sewing things.'

"My sewing items were in five different places and containers. I really did not want to do that right at that moment, but the impression that I needed to do it just would not go away so I began sorting through my mess. As I was putting all my safety pins into one container instead of five, there to my surprise was the lost earring my parents had given me so long ago.

"As I continued sorting, discarding and putting things in order, I came upon a container of buttons that needed to be put in my old fashion button box. As I was going through the buttons, again to my surprise there was the silver ear ring I lost four years ago. I never would have found them if I had not listened to and been obedient to the still small voice in my heart.

"God cares about every detail of our lives. He is a restorer of lost things and His love never stops amazing me."

Thank You, Jesus, for caring about the daily concerns we have.

"Praise be to the Lord, to God our Savior, who daily bears our burdens" (Psalm 68:19).
Niada Stoneburner prepares a monthly calendar of prayers for children. To receive the calendars, email her at