Where do we see the evidence of Spirit in our lives? Since God is everywhere present we can become aware of that divine presence in many ways. I see It in my unexpected pleasant surprises.

Recently I was looking to purchase a new piece of carry-on luggage. Because I am short in height,and my upper body strength is not what it used to be, I sometimes cannot lift my bag to the overhead compartment..I usually take my ipad in a small bag and put it under the seat in front of me. But I am planning a short trip to Oregon, and need to travel lightly because I have a responsibility to be at an important meeting 30 minutes after the plane is scheduled to land. So I began thinking that it would be GREAT if I had a carry-on that would fit under the seat in front of me. I looked online and found one on Amazon for $90. I hesitated about buying it for many reasons. It did feel wasteful. I also thought that if I worked really hard on my strength training I might be able to lift one of my current bags to the overhead compartment. (I woke up from that fantasy and reminded myself that the trip is in a couple of weeks.)

So I went back on Amazon and the bag I liked was now on sale for $54!! I thought wow! I can afford that so I started the payment process. Evidently I had earned some credits through shopping at Amazon. The computer queried, “Apply credit of $48.56?” Of course I said to myself. I also said, “Thank you, God.” My new bag cost me less than $6!

I see the Divine in many parts of that story. I am getting what I wanted, for an unusually low price and even the shipping is paid! I just discovered another great gift… the bag in question is now being sold for $69!

Emma Curtis Hopkins was famous for the statement, “There is Good for me, and I ought to have it.”

There is good for you and me too. We ought to have it because our God is our Good and our Good is our God.!

I will receive the bag tomorrow but I am including a picture of it and a happy me..

Me feeling joy