When you look for Me with all your heart, you will find Me.
Time for a Bible Quiz! Can you name the following Bible people who seemed to get some really lucky breaks?
1. This person was the only one who could interpret Pharaoh's bad dreams so Pharaoh put him in charge.
(Genesis 41:14-16, 41
2. This baby was floating in the Nile River just as a princess came to bathe. She rescued the baby and raised him as a prince. (Exodus 2: 1-10
3. She was chosen out of many beautiful women to become the next queen. (Es. 2: 15-18
4. His daughter was very sick, but he thought the teacher named Jesus could save her. (Luke 8: 41-56
How did you do? Joseph told Pharaoh what God's special message was. Pharaoh was so grateful that he put Joseph in charge of Egypt. When Moses was born, the law said all Hebrew boy babies had to be drowned. Moses' mother wouldn't kill her baby so she put him in the river in a little boat. He was discovered by one of pharaoh's daughters who raised Moses as her own son.
Esther was a Hebrew living in a foreign land. She was chosen by the king to be the next queen. Jairus was worried about his daughter. She even died before he could get to Jesus. Jesus came to his house anyway and raised the girl from the dead.
These people got lucky breaks. They were in the right place at the right time. That's what the world thinks. But it's not true. They had God's handprints on their lives. God used Joseph to save his family (and Egypt) from starving. God used Moses to lead the Israelites out of slavery in Egypt. God used Esther to save her people from being killed. God used Jairus and his daughter to teach about Jesus.
God works in our lives today. Instead of calling good things that happen to us "lucky" or "coincidences," let's give God the credit. Call them "God prints."
Have you seen a God print lately? We would love to hear about it. Please write us a note and tell us about it-Kids Corner, P.O. Box 506, Worth, IL 60463. Or you can email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.