13 April 2009

'the missing photo'

funny how god works.
he always has little ways of showing me that he is thinking about me.

the other day i got a random message on facebook. they were writing me, from England, to say that they had bought a second-hand book on amazon.com and it was sent to them from the USA. the book is entitled 'Come to Papa' by Gary Wiens. They told me that my name was written in the flyleaf and there was also a photograph in the book of 'you with a good looking mum and your sister'.

this is a book that i sold at a yard sale a few years ago before my parents were trying to sell our house. so it somehow made its way from Williamsburg, Virgina to Denbigh, North wales, through who knows how many different readers, and the picture remained inside.

makes me think- if the readers took the picture as a sign that they were supposed to pray for my mom, my sister and i; if they just used it as a bookmark; if anyone else thought to contact me; and why they sold it again with the picture enclosed.

and how strange is it that in the book 'the shack', that i mentioned in the post below, that through out the entire book God is referred to as "Papa". and out of all of the books i sold at that yard sale, out of all of the books that picture could have been in, it ended up in a book entitled, 'Come to Papa.' God is always calling me to Himself. calling us all to Himself. to know Him.

its a small world.
i love how things work. things like this really make me smile.


Anonymous said...


Tricia said...

isn't it exciting when things like this happen?? what a small and amazing world we live in.

Anonymous said...

absolutely incredible. i'm writing my names in all my books from now on. and maybe leaving photos in them.

Lil said...

this is really fantastic!
my positivity is completely restored when things like this happen.

Anonymous said...

thats incredible.

julia r said...


Miles said...

love it, just love it