I’ve been musing about four leaf clovers lately. Everything is turning green and the clover is everywhere. As I flew by a patch on a walk the other day I was reminded of a friend of mine who says he finds four leaf clovers all the time. It’s true. I’ve seen him do it. The next patch of clover made me wonder why I never find four leaf clovers. Then I laughed to myself, “the reason you don’t find four leaf clovers is because you never look for them.” That is also true and so this week I have found myself looking a little closer at the multitudes of patches of clover spread over my yard, along our road, around our garden, etc. This morning I found one. =)
Which brings me to the punch line. How often do we miss the mercies and miracles of God simply because we aren’t looking for them? God is working in our lives on a regular basis (if we are letting Him), but how often have we ignored it? It’s easy to see the bigger miracles like a disappearing cancerous cyst (which did happen to one of my family members this past week PTL), but did we notice the change in attitude of a stubborn child after a time of prayer, or the note of a friend arriving at just the right moment to give us the encouragement we need?
I don’t believe in luck. I believe in the hand of God, and I believe it is evident in my life on a daily basis even if I miss that little four leaf clover by my foot.