Recently, on my way to work I stopped at our local Walmart to buy some pre-cut watermelon. I had such a huge craving for some and wanted to make it my breakfast, even though it was almost 11:00am in the morning.
I went into Walmart and immediately went towards the fruit section. I saw a couple of smaller packages of pre-cut watermelon, but I wanted a larger one. I eventually saw a rather large package containing neatly cut watermelon squares.
I guess my brain started talking to my mouth because it immediately perched itself, anticipating the watermelon. It was the only large package of watermelon on the shelf, so I carefully examined it to see the expiration date. It had not expired. I looked to see if there was any evidence of decay . . . no, none visible. There were other large packages of pre-cut fruit on the shelf and the prices for those were between $6.58 and $7.58 dollars.
I surmised that the watermelon package I wanted would probably cost in this range. “Did I want to pay this much for a package of watermelon?” I thought to myself. I decided my desire to have this watermelon was worth the splurge.
I got the package of watermelon and proceeded to the self-checkout register. When I rang up the item, the screen read “$1.00.” I couldn’t believe my eyes. I looked at the package again and then looked at the screen again to make sure I was reading it correctly . . . . . yes I was reading it correctly, $1.00! I quickly paid for my purchase and headed off to work.
When I reached my office, I closed the door and immediately opened the watermelon to taste it. It was some of the sweetest watermelon I have tasted in a long while. As I sat there savoring every bite, I looked at my receipt and it stated, “You saved $6.58 this purchase.” The original price of the watermelon was $7.58 and I only paid $1.00! To make it more wonderful, I had managed to get the last large package of watermelon on the shelf that day.
Thank you God for granting me this one reminder that you are concerned about the minutest details of my life, even when I think no one else in the world is. Thank you for loving me enough to supply my one simple need to enjoy some watermelon on a hot summer day.
Luke 12: 24-26 24 Consider the ravens: for they neither sow nor reap; which neither have storehouse nor barn; and God feedeth them: how much more are ye better than the fowls? 25 And which of you with taking thought can add to his stature one cubit? 26 If ye then be not able to do that thing which is least, why take ye thought for the rest?