Sunday, April 06, 2008

Today


I awoke today to skies the color of a pale gray dove.The trees just outside our patio were bursting with spring green and crimson leaves.No doubt eagerly anticipating summer's verdant glory yet to come.The apartment was quiet.The coffeemaker was dripping it's liquid,brown energy into the carafe below.Both husband Steve and cat Shadow were sleeping soundly.And I was thinking as I often do.I was thinking about how God cares for even the smallest little things in our lives.When we moved into our current apartment in late December we had no idea how warm it was going to be.We seldom used the heat this winter as it was toasty without it.Most likely due to this being a 3 story building and we are on the bottom floor with neighbors on both sides and an enclosed walkway.That in itself was a gift from God.But we knew summer was coming.How would we be able to sleep in this hot place with no AC(most places in Oregon that are rentals have no AC due to our wonderfully temperate climate)?Twin window fans!That would work in our small bedroom!So I began to research and look for the best price. And they would prevent our little Shadow from clawing up the screens too!I was not finding a price I liked.Anywhere.Most were $20.00 and up for one!Too much to pay for me.We then began our spring ritual of garage saling and guess what we found yesterday?Two twin window fans,in perfect working order,for $5.00 each!!!!One for each of our bedroom windows.Smile. God is so good.The cool thing was that this particular sale was not even on our list.Chance?I think not.I know it was our heavenly Father looking out for His children.It is said that God is in the details.I agree.For I have lived it time and time again.I have seen and therefore know that He truly does care about the little things that concern us.Like His children staying cool so they may sleep in summer's heat.And I relax and rejoice in His goodness and care for us.The God who has all the hairs of our heads numbered.The God who sees and knows when even a sparrow falls to the earth to die is also watching over you dear reader.I hope you too will take comfort in that knowledge.
Blessings~Sharon
~Image from www.morguefile.com~

16 comments:

Jo said...

Oh how glad I am that you could revel in the little oracle of beauty God gave you today, and recapture it for your readers! Enchanting post as always, dear friend!

Sharon L Goemaere said...

Dearest Jo~
Thanks so much for stopping by and encouraging this writer.Big grin.It struck me so strongly just how He really cares for us that I just had to write about our experience.He has shown His love and care in such tangible ways in our lives Jo...Love~Sharon

Adrienne said...

Sharon - My dear mother calls things like this "God's happy surprises!" He gave us one yesterday, too. We have been remodeling our kitchen for quite a few years, paying as we go - starting and stopping. My stove was old but still functioning. My heart desired a new stove to match what we are putting together. Prices were too high and yesterday God led us to someone who is remodeling their nearly-new home. They don't like the kitchen range. It's exactly what I was looking for but would not think of paying. We got it for a song! Garage sale price. It's perfect and will soon be installed and gracing our kitchen. And reminding me of the way God loves to give us our heart's desires. Thank you for visiting my blog and for leaving your sweet comments. We have a good God who loves us dearly. Stay cool this summer, dear friend. ~Adrienne~

debbiewhitlock said...

Hey Sharon,
Thanks for the encouraging words.
I declare my mind free!

Debbie

Barbara said...

How great you got just what you needed and at the right time.
Your cat is gorgious and is a great contrast to the carpet.Glad he is better.
Good spring cleaning post.

Sharon L Goemaere said...

Adrienne!
Good to see you here.Grin.Definitely a happy surprise from God!So glad you found your stove.God is so good.~Sharon

Sharon L Goemaere said...

You are most welcome Debbie!How are you today?Blessings&Love~Sharon

Sharon L Goemaere said...

Barbara:
So good to see you here!That cat is actually an image of one I found on the internet.He is an exact replica of our dear Shadow.We do not have a scanner or digital camera to download digital photos and such.So I am glad to have found this image.Thank you for all your kind words.Sharon

Willow said...

Sharon,
I know I've stopped by your blog before, and I wanted to say hi again from an Oregon native currently living in SoCal!

I enjoyed reading your posts and was encouraged and reminded to do some spiritual 'spring cleaning'.

Willow

Sharon L Goemaere said...

Hi Willow!
I think I remember you though it's been awhile.Thank you for stopping by and leaving such nice comments.If you recall I am a native Californian now living in Oregon. LOL I was born in and lived in Sacramento area till age 30(I'm 46).Have a blessed day.~Sharon

Reflection Through The Seasons said...

Hello Sharon......

I’m pleased that you stopped by and left a comment for me.

How eloquently you write, your posts are a joy to read. Yes, God is good.... it was not just by chance you went to this garage sale.

Enjoy your day. Marion

Sharon L Goemaere said...

Marion:
So glad you stopped by.You are very kind in your comments.Thanks so much.I have bookmarked you so I may return to your lovely blog.And you are correct...it was not chance that had us stop by this sale not on our list.Blessings~Sharon

Madison Richards said...

Sharon,

Stopped by your blog from your comment on The Master's Artist and thought I'd say Hi! Your heart for the Lord really comes through in your writing...

Have a blessed day!

Madison Richards

Sharon L Goemaere said...

Thank you for stopping by Madison!And thank you for your kind words.He has done so much for me and in me that I cannot help but speak of Him in this way.I am glad to know it comes through in my writings.Blessings~Sharon

Nancze said...

How wonderful that you found 2 fans and in good working order. I hope the will keep you cooler when the weather get's hotter. It's been a cool spring here and lots of rain the other day. I know the hot weather is coming though and I am not looking forward to the high electric bills. Wish a fan would be enough for us at times. Sending lots of blessings! ~hugs~

Sharon L Goemaere said...

Yes and we used the fans yesterday for it was sunny and reached at least 80 degrees here!!!Hot for us.LOLWe are to get cold and rainy agin with highs in the 50's this week.Our weather here is so schizophrenic at times.Smile.Thanks for stopping by Nancze.Blessings~Sharon