Last week we had the privilege to conduct a treasure hunt on campus. One of our dear students had found a piece of treasure on the playground. It was unique, rusted, and something very important to this student. Within moments of finding this treasure, the student dropped it in a grassy area and was unable to find it. After many friends and teachers looked for the coin to no avail, a very detailed plan was made for the next day; one student even volunteered to bring her families metal detector.
The very next day we were all on a mission, students and teachers to find this coin at recess. I personally was very invested in this mission, and I called on a few teachers I knew who would be faithful to pray about such a small matter. At first I felt a little embarrassed: a grown woman asking teachers to pray that we could find a coin. It mattered to me ultimately because it mattered to him. Even though the request was small, each teacher I asked vowed to pray.
At noon we all sat out on a mission, metal detector and all. Within minutes the metal detector was picking up various waves and amps. At that moment a dear student found our rusted coin. It was with great praise and exclamation! Each student was so pleased. It was almost a tearful response on my end. All the students had rallied together and worked as a team, all for the benefit of another.
I couldn’t help but be humbled that day. I immediately began thinking of the times I’ve been discouraged to pray for small matters, that in a world of darkness, war, and sickness I often find my burdens too small. What a humbling experience from a set of students on the value and importance of the details in life. I’d like to encourage your heart today that even in the small matters, no detail or concern, is too small for King Jesus. C.S. Lewis once said, “I believe in Christianity as I believe that the sun has risen; not only because I see it, but because by it I see everything else.” Let Christ be the sun in your day and see in all things the need for Jesus. Let everything point to him, for we can praise and honor Him in everything: in our homes, classrooms, and even in the search for a silver dollar we find on the playground!