God and Cavities

Pardon the double negatives but is there nothing the Lord can’t do? Nothing He’s not good at? No office He can’t take over? I’ve been concerned and on red-prayer-alert about one of the darling young women in my life, one of my little “mentees,” who has really been challenged by God to trust Him in the area of finances. Like many of you, she is single and overwhelmed at times by shouldering so many responsibilities alone. Under the tyranny of the urgent, she hasn’t been able to even think about going to the dentist for several years. Then came the inevitable tooth ache. The dentist took a good look and diagnosed her with a whopping seven cavities and a flooring dollar estimate. She was nearly sick. Knowing all she’d been up against lately, so was I. And she wasn’t about to let me offer an instant solution and pay for it. We did what any two worried women would do on Saturday at the mall: we got a strong swig of Starbucks, looked for a new Easter dress, talked ourselves silly, and reaffirmed our trust in the One who has never proved unfaithful. I do mean NEVER.

I got an email from her today. She saw another dentist this morning who charges a bit less and, lo and behold, now she only has two cavities. Who would have believed God could also do dentistry? WHO KNEW?? I told my friend today that this gives a whole new meaning to the filling of the Spirit.

Open your mouth and speak it, Sista: “Ah, Sovereign Lord, You have made the heavens and the earth by Your great power and outstretched arm. Nothing is too hard for You.” (Jeremiah 32:17) You gotta love Him. He has a way of showing up where you just don’t expect Him.

PS. Amanda and I had a fit over your children’s stories! You’ve given me tons of stuff to use and not just for next week’s lesson. For years to come! We still have lots to read but you’ll be hearing a response from us about them soon! I love you, Sistas. You are DEAR to me and I’m not just talking trash.


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