And let fall also some of the handfuls of purpose for her, and leave them… Ruth 2:16
I love surprises—the good kind. And, actually, the difficult ones make us dependent on the Lord and add spice to our days. Today I had a good surprise. The mailman left a package on my front step, something I hadn’t ordered. I brought it inside and discovered that my daughter had sent me a little gift. It was a surprise for no reason at all other than our mutual love.
Have you ever had those surprises, handfuls on purpose, dropped in your path by the Lord just because he loves you? A card comes from a friend you’ve longed to see. You experience unusual courtesy in your routine of daily errands. Someone thanks you for a past kindness during a difficult time. You find something you thought you’d lost. In your devotional reading a word or phrase says exactly what you need…
We can overlook and be blind to these small things or we can open our eyes each morning in anticipation of the “handfuls of purpose” that God drops on our paths. It’s quite lovely to discover little tokens of good that remind us of his love and special care—as if we were his only children.
And think of the joy we can bring to someone else by scattering little handfuls of purpose along his or her way. Little unexpected gestures of kindness and love. Signs of our love and God’s.
Father, open our eyes to see you before, behind, and around us blessing and loving us. Help us to be generous in sharing our tokens of love that others may see and know the love of our Father who is in heaven. In Jesus’ name. AMEN.