Who'd have thunk it so? I was just so relieved not to have the slow demise of Hermie on my conscience any longer. Even though I know he is "just" a little hermit crab, he is Ev's pet. Ev trusted us to take care of him. And having to explain to him what happened on our watch was a tough lesson for Puddin' and Wou (and me too). Although, with the faith that only kids have, Puddin' stayed convinced, convicted even, that Hermie 1 would return. After all, he prayed for him. Every day. So when he oh. so. happily. returned Hermie 1, he made it known that God had answered his prayers. The look on his face was priceless. The joy in his heart was palpable.
Wow. What a lesson for me. That the God who will look after a lost hermit crab and uphold a little boy's prayers is also the very same God who looks after me. Every single time I get lost. And sometimes, that happens more times in a day than I can count. And I'm just one of an uncountable number that He looks after. Unfailingly. Unceasingly. Even when we choose the path that we know will get us lost. My God, who even looks out for lost hermit crabs, surely looks out for ALL of us. I'll leave with these words from Luke 19:10 "For the Son of Man came to seek out and to save the lost.” Amen.