“Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moths and vermin destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moths and vermin do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.” – Matthew 6
God has been teaching us this chapter in Matthew for a few years now. He’s used it to teach us not to spend unnecessarily on clothes because he can provide. He’s used it to teach us He can easily take care of us through unemployment. He’s used it to teach us that he knows what we need before we even ask it.
So, when we found out we’d be moving to Canada this summer, without a job waiting for us, or a place to live, we didn’t really fret over it. We just assumed a miracle would happen. Or we would slum it. But either way, it would work out.
And, when looking through our options, we realized that we couldn’t afford to take our belongings with us, we painlessly made the decision to sell everything we own. We’re not super attached to hardly anything anyway, so it wasn’t a big deal to decide to drop the dead weight.
We just assumed that we’d rent a tiny apartment up there (after all, you don’t need a lot of space when you don’t own anything) and live out of suitcases and sleep on air mattresses and sleeping bags for as long as we needed to. And we were okay with that reality.
So imagine our surprise when someone who reads our blog and lives in the area we’re moving to, contacted us recently to tell us that while searching Craigslist out of curiosity, they found us a miracle.
You see, there’s a family of 6 in the Langley area that’s been looking for the flip-side to our miracle. They’re moving to Uganda for a year, and need someone to rent their fully furnished home while they’re gone. Oh, and they live minutes from the school that Husband will be attending. And it’s nearly twice as big as the house we live in now.
And has a fantabulous backyard.
“But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.”
We still don’t have an answer for the job question, but at this point, we’d be fools to worry.
What miracles has God produced in your life lately?