My Mom is a mind-reader.
Or there’s been a lot of funny coincidences around here.
Or God loves through food.
Recently I headed up the stairs to bed, pondering chocolate chip Rice Crispy cookies. How I miss them. How I love them. How I wished someone would just… make me some. Maybe I could ask somebody to make me some for my birthday.
That Sunday, my Mom showed up to our house church with a plate of chocolate chip Rice Crispy cookies.
(Okay, okay, I’ve used that picture on this blog before. A good cookie deserves a second look, wouldn’t you agree?)
There were several other instances of this sort of thing recently. I thought it was very cool. Then one of my lovely aunts reminded me that God sometimes shows His love for us in little ways like that – making things happen that we appreciate because they’re so specific and so thoughtful.
I read one of my favorite blogs this morning, http://www.passionatehomemaking.com/ and drooled over the pumpkin muffins she wrote about. Pumpkin muffins with hot chocolate.
Gee that sounds good…
But why would I make pumpkin muffins when I’d be the only one eating them? No good.
Pumpkin muffins… Mmmmm. No! I will NOT.
Mom and I shopped for towels and things today, and stopped off spur-of-the-moment at The New Englander’s Addiction House (Dunkin Donuts). Lo and behold, I ended up with – you guessed it – a pumpkin muffin and a hot chocolate. Didn’t even plan it. I just ate it, and then realized the thing I’d been craving had fallen into my lap – er, mouth.
So, call it what you will. Mind reading. Coincidence. I call it love.
God keeps doing it over and over. So I don’t care if it sounds crazy! I figure… He’s GOD. He can show His love any way He wants.
He knows I speak the language of sugar. So thank you, God, for remembering me today and now that I’ve swallowed, your praises are on my tongue too. 🙂
Each day the Lord pours His unfailing love upon me. (Psalm 42:8a)
Don’t forget to watch for those weird coincidences that make you smile. And remember who made it happen.