A Pawn for God

Jim Coyle

"For we are God's workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do."  Ephesians 2:10

The definition of a pawn - "Somebody or something that is being used for the advantage of another person."

There was a time in my life that due to the medical bills that my insurance did not cover, I was in extreme debt and had to work many hours of overtime to pay my bills.  One very cold winter night, I was working as a police officer on the midnight to 8:00 a.m shift.  At about 3:00 a.m., I was driving down the street when I saw what looked like a $20.00 bill floating in my headlights.  I stopped; it was.  I looked around and found 3 more $20 bills.  Eighty dollars, I could feed my family for another week!  "Praise God", I thought.

Then I saw a drivers license lying by the storm drain.  Immediately, the urge came to put my foot on it and to slide it down the drain.  As I looked at the license, I saw that it belonged to a young lady who resided in a low income area of town.  I resisted the temptation and drove to the address.  After knocking, a lady opened the door and asked, "Did you find my wallet?"  She then said, "My baby is sick.  I took her with me to get medicine and left my wallet on the roof when I put her in the car seat and then drove off.  I'm a Christian and have been praying that someone would bring it to me."  After hearing these words, I then realized that God had put me in that place to be a blessing to someone.

As we go through our day-to-day living, we should keep this passage in mind.  God has prepared us to do good works and will provide us the opportunity, sometimes when we least expect it.

1 comment (Add your own)

1. Michele Cruz wrote:
what a story, did that really happen? God is Good and he works in mysterious ways.

Mon, June 27, 2011 @ 11:10 AM

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