The Lost Earring


Lorri swears she never loses earrings, but last week, one went missing. She retraced her steps, checked the shower drain. Looked high and low. No earring.

First solution? Call the friend that sold her the earring in the first place through a Premier Jewelry home party. No dice. That woman doesn’t sell jewelry any more.

Second thought? Call that acquaintance from church, Kris, who sells Premier. And so she did. And in the middle of the conversation, something marvelous happened. Lorri had just moved to another part of town, and the home she thought would sell in a jiffy was still on the market. In fact, another offer had fallen through that very day. Kris and her family of six needed a place to live, badly. They had borrowed 12 abodes in as many months, and it was high time to settle down.

Steve and I had been praying about the situation, but hadn’t yet felt free to speak. Then, yesterday, my phone rang. Lorri started with, “I have something for you to pray about. I lost an earring and…”

You can guess the rest of the story. A deal was struck in no time at all. Lorri and her husband have a tenant. Kris and her family have a home. And we have another story of God’s loving care, his awesome way of working things out for good. To him be all the praise. And next time things look like a mess, I’m hoping to remember how he even used a lost earring.

Luke 12: 22-26

Then Jesus said to his disciples: “Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat; or about your body, what you will wear. For life is more than food, and the body more than clothes. Consider the ravens: They do not sow or reap, they have no storeroom or barn; yet God feeds them. And how much more valuable you are than birds! Who of you by worrying can add a single hour to your life? Since you cannot do this very little thing, why do you worry about the rest?


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