Saturday, May 14, 2011

God Cares About Twinkle Toes

(The shoes after 5 months of daily wear)

"And why worry about your clothing? Look at the lilies of the field and how they grow. They don’t work or make their clothing, yet Solomon in all his glory was not dressed as beautifully as they are. And if God cares so wonderfully for wildflowers that are here today and thrown into the fire tomorrow, he will certainly care for you." Matthew 6:28-30

I know it seems crazy, but God spoke to me through a pair of sneakers.

For anyone who has kids, you know the frustrations of clothing and shoeing a child. At the beginning of the school year we purchased each of the children a new pair of sneakers along with their other school clothes (pretty standard for the family). Well, come November/December, only a couple months out from the beginning of school, my oldest had already put a hole in the sole of her shoe. Feeling a bit frustrated with the situation... money's tight and do I look like I'm made of new shoes?... I told my hubby we were going to need to buy Baby Bear new shoes and then quickly put it to the back of my brain (maybe not the best coping mechanism).

A couple weeks later, with no new shoes on Bear's feet, we took a trip to the thrift store in hopes of finding a couple sweaters to turn into longies for LooLoo. God instead, had me go by the shoe section. Looking at the shelves, I saw an amazing sight. A pretty much brand spankin' new pair of Sketchers brand Twinkle Toes for $5. Upon further inspection, not only did they not have skullys on them, but they had all the jewels attached, the little charms, they were the right size and my daughter loved them!!!

God was so good to remind me that not only does He know what we need, He is such a good God that he would go above and beyond the basic needs to give us what we didn't even know we wanted.