Today is Tuesday, August 13th, 2013; Karen's Korner #2632
Jim and I spent a good day at the Iowa State Fair yesterday. Lots of people; great weather!
When we arrived at the fairgrounds and got our vehicle parked, Jim was busy getting his electric scooter out of the van when he looked down on the ground near the car parked next to us. He spotted a handful of paper money. The carload of gals had just gotten out of their vehicle. Jim reached down to grab the money and hollered out, "Girls, did you lose this money?"
One of the women turned and said, "Oh, my goodness. It's my money for the fair today!"
Jim said he knew there was a $50 bill and maybe a couple of $20s!
I said to him, "Doesn't make any difference what you do the rest of the day, that sure has to make your day! It sure has made hers!!"
In a few minutes we met up with our daughter Jamie and our three grandchildren. We started our trek around the fairgrounds, enjoying the sights and sounds.
One stop was the 4-H building. Our grandkids began enjoying the 'working exhibits' where 4-Hers are showing fair-goers some simple, inexpensive craft or idea. Noah and Luke did three of them; Molly did two. As we started to view some of the 4-H exhibits, Luke said, "Mom, do you have my billfold?"
No, she didn't.
Then he remembered that he had probably left it laying at one of the counters where he was working on some project. Quickly, he ran back and started to scan. He didn't see anything which looked like it. I lagged behind but caught up with him. "Luke," I said, "you may have to ask if someone has seen your billfold. They might have it put back."
Nine-year-old Luke picked the first 4-Hers if they had seen his 'lost treasure containing his $9'. The first gal had it laying under a stack of poster paper and handed it to him.
He was relieved.
As I had started the trip behind him, I briefly began to think about what Jim had done for our 'unknown' friends. Knowing God and how He works, I thought that the chances of Luke finding his loss, was a good one.
And I was right; praise God for the 'big' things and for the 'smaller' ones.
"Give, and it will be given to you.
A good measure, pressed down,
shaken together and running over, will be poured into your lap.
For with the measure you use, it will be measured to you.”
~ Luke 6:38
Jim gave what wasn't his.
And Luke received what was!
Sometimes small acts and actions cause all of us to celebrate!!