Wednesday, December 3, 2008

The Barrel :+:

Who says God doesn't care about the little things. I remember in a movie I saw years ago a phrase, "I never did mind the little things." The idea was the the little things didn't bother the person. I am so thankful that our Lord does care about the little things. I had told Kathy that I really wanted a barrel for burning scrap wood and such. She laughed and said, "Where are you going to find the barrel your looking for?"
I wanted a 55 gallon steel barrel, so I just prayed to the Lord, "Lord, if it's o.k. with you could you lead me to a old barrel somewhere." A couple of days latter, while the sun was setting, I told Kathy I think I'm going to find my barrel today. She said, "Where?" I told her I wanted to drive down this street and take a look. As I drove, approximately, 2 miles I looked to the left and there was an old barrel filled with trash. I went inside a building to find the owner of the barrel working and asked if he wanted the barrel or how much he would charge for it. He asked if it was filled with trash and I told him it was. He said, "If you haul the trash in it off, it's yours." I am so glad our Lord minds the "little things."


  1. Wow, how great to see your blog and to see how things are going for you all. I really miss you guys. We love you!

  2. The Lord totally cares about the little things - thanks for sharing!!

    We miss you guys and love you!
    Kate & Chris

  3. Wow Mike! What an awesome story!! I sure know that the LORD cares about the "little" things ... and am so thankful for Him stooping down to take care of us as He does! Blessings to you and Kathy. Joy & David

  4. Great story Mike, thanks! Don't you love the God of "little things"! A God who is holding all that we know (and don't know) together by His very word---that same, powerful, almighty God was delighted to provide for you a barrel. The knowledge of His presence makes me smile, and causes me to walk in peace. Tell Kathy I thought of her on her birthday and prayed she was having a wonderful day.
    Love to you both,
    Kathi Ellis

  5. Hi, Mike. The neighbor I told you about said, "You mean that you think God caused your base gasket to blow and get oil all over your pants so you could fix it with me?" And I said, "Well, yeah, I think so." And he laughed and agreed. Another "little thing" with more meaning than I may ever know.

    Bob Roberts