Our married daughter had been raised in a Christian home and was
herself a believer. After getting married and starting a family she
rededicated her life to the Lord. A busy housewife and mother of two
little boys she found herself with little time and a feeling of inadequacy
in being much of a Christian witness. She began to pray the Lord would
open up opportunities for her to tell others of her faith and love for
On a stop one day at the Bible Book Store she spotted a key chain, Praise
The Lord it was inscribed. Did she dare spend five dollars on something
she really didn’t need? But wouldn’t that be a subtle way to witness? It
wouldn’t be offensive to anyone, and yet she could get her point across.
Even total strangers would be aware of her faith, without her having to
say a single word. Perhaps this was the start on her way to being the kind
of witness she wanted to be.
Her husband took her car to his office one evening a few nights later. It
was a cold night and before returning home he ran out turning the car on
to warm up. He went back inside for only a few moments. When going back
outside he found the car was gone.
That evening my daughter and her husband discussed the disappearance of
their car. They talked of the possibility of it being found stripped, if
even found at all. So that night in her prayers she asked that God would
return it to them unharmed.
The next morning early they received a phone call. Someone across town had
found their car parked in their driveway with the doors open, keys in it
and it still running. There was not a scratch on the car. The only thing
missing was the Key Chain, Praise The Lord.
We never know how or in what subtle way our lives may reach out to others.
God can take the simplest occurrences and magnify their effect. Prayers
too are far reaching they can have consequences of great magnitude. We
should never forget also, that in faith, mountains have moved.
My name is Betty King; my husband and I live in Phoenix AZ. I have been
published on Heartwarmers, Petwarmers, Warm Fuzzy Stories and other
Internet sites. I have also been published in newspapers, magazines and am
working on a collection of short stories for a future book.