A “little” blessing

by adustyframe ~ June 29th, 2007

Because I work on my feet all day, I’ve begun wearing Birkenstocks.

On the days I wear them to work, my feet and knees never hurt.

Due to their price, I own a summer pair and a winter pair.

**I found the summer sandals on a very good sale price. Otherwise, I’d have one pair!

I almost wore out my summer pair last year. I took them in this week to have the heels replaced. That cost $17. That’s cheaper than buying a new pair and having comfy feet keeps me happy.

When I picked up my sandals today, I saw they had a clearance rack. I looked at them quickly. “Clearance” for Birkenstocks at this store meant $75 or more.

I am not in a place to even pray for another pair of Birkenstocks. I have what I need. The only reason I’d need another pair is to rotate the wear so that they last longer.

I thought to myself, “Maybe someday.”

We had an hour before James and I had to be at our store. We stopped at my sister in law’s consignment shop. I dropped off some clothing and looked around quickly.

Do you know what I found on the shelf?

In my size?

NEVER WORN!?

For $10?

A pair of Birkenstock sandals.

I almost laughed out loud. I hadn’t even prayed for it and the Heavenly Father knew what I “needed”–or simply would enjoy–before I even asked.

New Birkenstocks for less than a heel replacement on the old ones.

I spent the day breaking them in. That’s the worst part. Once they’re broken in they are very comfortable shoes.

Thank you, Lord that you provided a teeny tiny want for me today. Thank you that I wasn’t coveting a new pair of shoes or feeling discontent that I couldn’t spend nearly $100 on shoes at this point in my life. Thank you for knowing and for having those shoes there for me today. They were a happy surprise in my day.

Thank you that you love each one of us that you care about the things that are “little”.

 

Lizzie

12 Thoughts Shared to A “little” blessing

  1. Amy

    Wow, that’s great! Comfortable shoes are so important. They make all the difference in the world. And Birkenstocks are so great! I hope they last a long time for you. 😀

  2. Ame

    thank you for sharing so we can all share in the joy and amazing glory of our most precious and heavenly Father who loves us more than life itself 🙂

  3. Susanna

    The small things can be so wonderful. Had to buy Daniel some new shoes last week and knew it would cost me about £26. But, on the sale rack, in the right size and width, were some for £12. Yipppeeeeee!

  4. Barbara H.

    That is such a sweet, wonderful story of God’s blessing!

  5. Heather

    Gotta love our Jesus.

  6. Amy

    That’s so neat, God really does care about the little things 🙂

  7. emilyhope

    That made me feel good, too!

  8. picklesncucumbers

    Woohoo! I love those little inexpensive blessings. They sure can make a girl’s day!

  9. summer

    You deserve such a little thing as comfy shoes. Yeah for you!!

  10. caryn

    awesome!
    The Lord works his wonders in mysterious ways!

  11. theygrewagain

    I know exactly what you’re feeling, it’s not coincidence that they were there waiting just for you.

    I purchased something for my own son that I’d been hunting for for over a month. Found one at this tiny little out of the way thrift I frequent. When I said, “Oh, I’ve been hunting for a small BMX with training wheels for over a month!”

    She replied “Well, I guess it was meant to be yours, I just set that out 45 minutes ago!”

    Plus she was having a 33% off sale that day, so I spent a total of under $7 for his like new bike!

    Thank you, God.

  12. LeftCoastOnlooker

    woohoo!
    how cool is that!

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