Modern Day Cinderella

It began with a phone call. I had landed an interview for an absolutely amazing job. After I got off the phone, however, I walked into the bathroom and looked at my reflection.  This is the opportunity of a lifetime, I thought. But there is NO WAY that I can go to an interview looking like this.

My hair was awful. Thin. Limp. Lifeless. I called a salon and booked an appointment, knowing full well that we couldn’t afford it. Sure enough, when my husband and I sat down and looked at our budget a few minutes later, I had to push aside a twinge of guilt. There wasn’t room for the kind of overhaul that my hair needed.

Half an hour later, I got a phone call that blew my socks off. I had won a make-over. Cut, colour, highlights … the works.

When it was all over, I couldn’t believe the transformation. I’ve always felt like a bit of a wallflower, but I feel so beautiful now! More than anything, however, I’m amazed at how God cares about the little details of our lives.

Luke 12: 6-7 has taken on a whole new meaning for me. It says that God never overlooks a single sparrow. “And he pays even greater attention to you, down to the last detail—even numbering the hairs on your head!” (The Message).

He doesn’t just care about the big things. He doesn’t just care about the spiritual things. He cares about the little every day things. Things that are so important to us but that, in the grand scheme of things, really don’t matter. Yet because they matter to us, they matter to Him.

In the ordinary things, His extraordinary love is revealed.

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